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Henry Gadd Harmon

Henry Gadd Harmon, American college president. Recipient Outstanding Achievement award from the University of Minnesota, 1951. Member Greater Des Moines Committee (past president), Chamber of Commerce, Pi Kappa Alpha, Phi Delta Kappa, Pi Kappa Delta, Phi Beta Kappa.; Member Christian Disciples Church; Mason (33°).

Background

  • Harmon, Henry Gadd was born on June 14, 1901 in St. Paul, Minnesota, United States. Son of Andrew Davidson and Alice (Gadd) Harmon.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Cotner College, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1924. Master of Arts, Transylvania College, Lexington, Kentucky, 1925. Doctor of Philisophy, University of Minnesota, 1935.

      Doctor of Laws, Transylvania College, Culver Stockton College, 1953, Texas Christian University, 1958.

    Career

    • Professor English, 6th Provincial Normal College, Anhwei, China, 1923-1924. Professor education Culver-Stockton College, Canton, Missouri, 1925-1934. President William Woods College, Fulton, Missouri, 1934-1941.

      President Drake U., Des Moines, since 1941. Director, member executive committee Bankers Life Company Director, member Executive Committee Christian Board Public, Edmondson Art Center.

    Works

    • Contributor articles.

    Membership

    Member Greater Des Moines Committee (past president), Chamber of Commerce, Pi Kappa Alpha, Phi Delta Kappa, Pi Kappa Delta, Phi Beta Kappa. Member Christian Disciples Church. Mason (33°).; Clubs: Des Moines, Prairie, Pow-Wow, Rotary (former director), Wakonda.

    Connections

    • Married Helen Bernice Sherman, November 12, 1925. Children: Jeanette Sherman Baker, Norma Jean, Henry Andrew.
    • father: Andrew Davidson Harmon
    • mother: Alice (Gadd) Harmon
    • spouse: Helen Bernice Sherman
    • children: Jeanette Sherman Baker Harmon
    • Norma Jean Harmon
    • Henry Andrew Harmon
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    Born June 14, 1901
    Died October 5, 1964
    (aged 63)
    Nationality

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