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dc.creatorWilson, John Delane
dc.creatorWarren, Mame (Mary Elizabeth)
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-04T16:55:34Z
dc.date.available2019-06-04T16:55:34Z
dc.date.created1995-12-08
dc.date.issued1995-12-08
dc.identifier.urihttps://dspace.wlu.edu/xmlui/handle/11021/34527
dc.descriptionJohn Delane Wilson was born on Aug. 17, 1931, in Lapeer, Mich, and died on March 2, 2013, in Lexington. He received a B.A. in history from Michigan State University in 1953, where he was a star defensive back for the football team, which won the 1952 national championship. In 1955, he earned an M.A. in English literature from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. In 1965, he earned his Ph.D. in English literature from Michigan State. During his tenure as President (1983-1995), W&L became coeducational, doubled its endowment, renovated its 15 fraternities in what came to be known as the Fraternity Renaissance, and opened the Lenfest Center for the Performing Arts. Wilson's term closed with the implementation of the then-largest capital campaign in W&L history, "On the Shoulders of Giants," which raised $147 million between 1990 and 1995. The funds allowed the construction of the Watson Pavilion and the Duchossois Tennis Center and the transformation of Parmly and Howe Halls into the Science Center. The bulk of the money supported student aid and expanded computer support and academic programs. In 2006, the John and Anne Wilson Hall opened at Washington and Lee. Next door to the Lenfest Center, it is headquarters for the University's departments of art and music. Longtime W&L benefactors Marguerite and Gerry Lenfest ‘53, ‘55L gave a major gift to name the building in honor of President Emeritus and Mrs. Wilson.en_US
dc.format.extent40 pagesen_US
dc.format.extent44 minutes; 45 minutes; 46 minutes; 10 minutesen_US
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dc.titleOral History Interview with John Wilson, December 8, 1995en_US
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dc.rights.holderWashington and Lee University
dc.subject.fastOral historiesen_US
dc.subject.fastSchool integrationen_US
dc.subject.fastCoeducationen_US
dc.subject.fastWashington and Lee University. Fancy Dress Ballen_US
dc.subject.fastWashington and Lee University. Mock Conventionen_US
dc.subject.fastGreek letter societiesen_US


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