Education: Morrill to Minnesota

When the trustees of the University of Wyoming invited James Lewis Morrill to come out and talk over their presidency in 1941, he demurred at first, finally consented only because he could make it a vacation trip by visiting a friend. Once there, he fell in love with the country, took the job.

He had an unusual background for an educator. One of the first college men (Ohio State '13) to be hired by the Scripps-Howard newspaper chain, he rose to be managing editor of the Cleveland Press, left it in 1919, returned to his alma mater as alumni secretary. He became...

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