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 Posted: Thu Oct 11th, 2007 03:39 am
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To continue the IC history lesson, the college graduated the first class in the state of Illinois, and the wartime governor of IL was a member of that class..Richard Yates. The first building is named after the first president, Edward Beecher, brother of Harriet. Beecher hall was built in 1832 or so and is in use today. IC was home of the first medical school in Illinois and with this rich history is still a school of only 1000 students...600 to 800 when I was a student.

The second president of the college, Julian Sturdevant is widely regarded as the father of the land grant colleges. and in addition to WJB, a fellow named John Wesley Powell was also a student....He of the Grand Canyon fame. It is a Phi Beta Kappa institution and is one of the few colleges in the US that continues the tradition of the Literary Society.

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