1874 – Marion LeRoy Burton was born. American administrator and educator.
1910 – Served as the second president of Smith College.
1917 – He became the president of the University of Minnesota.
1920 – Marion Leroy Burton became Michigan’s fifth president on July 1st.
– He had doubled the university’s annual income and secured more than $10 million in appropriations and $2 million in gifts for new buildings.
1925 – Died of heart attack on February in Brooklyn, Iowa.
1997 – The Burton Society was created and is the seventh tier of giving in the Presidential Societies, recognizing donors who have made cumulative gifts of $10 million or more to the University.