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Harry W. McPherson
Harry W. McPherson
TitleHarry W. McPherson
DescriptionLike his predecessor, Harry W. McPherson had grown up on an Illinois Farm, attended school and later taught in Cumberland County. He enetered the academy at IWU in 1901 and during his four years in the College of Liberal Arts, he was active in a wide variety of student activities: a memer of the Track Team, the Male Quartet, the Glee Club, Oratorical Society, the Oxford Club, Y.M.C.A. Cabinet, Student Council, and Editor-In-Cheif of both the Argus and Wesleyana. McPherson was a student pastor during his last three years at IWU, and after graduation earned his S.T.B. in the school of theology at Boston University. He held several pastorships across the state of Illinois, and was Superintendant of the Springfield School District for three years. He had been a member of the Joint Board of Trustees and Visitors for 16 years and during this time, IWU conferred upon him his D.D. degree before inaugurating him as the tenth IWU President in 1932. His term lasted until 1937.
College Presidents
PublisherDigitized by: The Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington Illinois, 61701
Record Group18-1/2 Presidents
RightsIllinois Wesleyan University retains the rights to this material. Permission to reproduce these images must be granted by IWU. Contact or 309-556-1535 for more information.
Digitization SpecificationsScanned using EPSON 4490 with EPSON Scan software.
Collection NameIWU Historical Collections (Illinois Wesleyan University)
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