Education: Finest

Lehigh University was founded 62 years ago by a man named Asa Packer. In 1884 it graduated a young man named James Ward Packard who took his mechanical engineering knowledge back to Warren, Ohio, his birthplace, and put it to work. Last week Lehigh University acknowledged the receipt, from James Ward Packard, of the largest single bequest since its initial gifts and endowment (two millions and 60 acres of land in South Bethlehem, Pa.) from Asa Packer — a million-dollar engineering laboratory that was to be the world's "finest." The similarity of...

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