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Robertson, Jack

  • Family

Jack Robertson was a Grinnell College staff member who worked in the Development Office as a photographer.

Ryan, John P.

  • Person
  • 1877-1951

John Patrick Ryan was a highly respected professor of Public Speaking at Grinnell College from 1903-1947. He was born in New York in 1877 and received his B.A. from Cornell University and his M.A. from the University of Chicago. He originally taught speech and drama within the Department of English at Grinnell College, but after encouraging the development of a Speech Department--one of the first in the country--he became the department head of Speech.
Two of his noted students were Hallie Flanagan Davis (Director of the Federal Theatre Project) and author and professor, Loren Reid. In addition to his college teaching, he taught public speaking to thousands of business and professional people in Des Moines. In 1936 he served as president to the precursor of the Speech Communication Association.Provenance: Donated by Jean Ryan Squires, 1982.

S. M. Wright (Samuel)

  • Person
  • 1842-1862

Wright, Samuel M. Age 19. Residence Knoxville, nativity Indiana. Enlisted May 21, 1861. Mustered June 10, 1861. Died of pneumonia Feb. 8, 1862, Quincy, Ill. Buried in National Cemetery, Quincy, Ill.

Salter, William

  • Person
  • 1821-1910

Salter was a member of the Iowa Band, men who travelled to the Midwest to establish churches and a college. He served as a Congregational clergyman in Burlington, Iowa for over sixty years and was an author and historiographer.

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