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Burton, Marion LeRoy

Born: 1874 AD
Died: 1925 AD, at 51 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Clergymen, Educators


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.


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