Education: Barnard's Hero

Every private college has some person to do the dirty work of raising money. The man who has done Barnard's dirty work for the past 41 years is a tall, shy, Manhattan publisher (Ginn & Co.) named George Arthur Plimpton.

Not even Mr Plimpton knows how much money he has collected. But when he became treasurer of 4-year-old Barnard in 1093 the college books showed liabilities of $30,000, assets of two bonds valued at $1,000 each. Now Treasurer Plimpton is 79 and Barnard, at 45, has property and endowment totalling $9,000,000 spends one-tenth...

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