Education: Dartmouth's Best

Last winter Mercersburg Academy celebrated "Michelet Day." No famed alumnus of the long past was object of their honor, but a living man. He was, furthermore, a 22-year-old college boy, a senior at Dartmouth. Outsiders were puzzled or amused at such hero worship. But those who knew Bob Michelet understood the tribute and considered it fitting.

Robert Henry Michelet was born in Minneapolis in 1912, son of Simon D. Michelet, lawyer and political expert, famed for his analyses of election returns. In 1918 when Lawyer Michelet became secretary to Minnesota's onetime Senator

Knute Nelson, the family moved permanently to Washington. After grade school...

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