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Page 16 text:
Richard Davenport Harlan
This year has marlced the end of an adminis-
tration which will ever be recognized as one of the
most critical, yet most prosperous withal, in the
history oi Lake Forest College. It has witnessed
the passing from our head and from our midst one
to whose labor and interest we owe more than we
Months have passed since Dr. Harlan leltusg
time has cleared our vision, and we can view with-
out passion the man and his worlw: in behalf of this
institution. But not one whit has the respect and
love, which we have felt for him, lessened. A man
of sterling worth was he, generous, lranl-4, unselhsh,
lovable, a man ol quiclc and deep sympathies.
Strong and deep was his love lor the students-
umy children," he called them-and his sympathy
enabled him sometimes to understand, where others
tailed to understand, the standpoint ol the student.
To him Lake Forest College meant more than
merely a held lor the exercise ol the powers which he possessed. It was something quick
with life, immortal, a something worthy the labor of love. ln his farewell to the students,
were these words, ull you could use the X-ray of omniscience, you would find the map ot
this campus burnt deeply and forever upon my hearty'-so well did he love this college.
But we would have these words changed, thus: "Upon the history of this institution,
upon the spirit ol the student body, upon the life ol every student with whom he came
into intimate contact, is stamped, deeply and forever, the impress of the life and the labor
ol Dr. Harlan." We miss him yet-in the ollice, upon the campus, at the chapel desk,
and at the Vesper service, in which he took so much pride. This be our sincerest ap-
preciation-i'We miss him."
Page 15 text:
Lake Forest College
The Presidents of Lake Forest College
REV. ROBERT WILSON PATTERSON, D. D., 1875-78.
Lecturer Lane Seminary, 1880-83. Died 1894.
JOHN HASKELL HEWITT, LL. D., 1878
REV. DANIEL SEELYE GREGORY, D. D., LL. D., 1878-86
Managing Editor Standard Dictionary, 1890-94. Editor Homiletic Review, 1895-04
General Secretary American Bible League and Managing Editor Bible Student and Teacher, 1904
REV. WILLIAM CHARLES ROBERTS, D. D., LI... D., 1886-92.
Secretary Presbyterian Board of Home Missions, 1892-98.
President Central University, Danville, Kentucky, 1898-03. Died 1903.
REV. JAMES GORE KING MCCLURE, D.D., 1892-93
JOHN MERLE COULTER, Ph. D.. 1893-96.
Professor and Head of the Department of Botany, Chicago University, 1896-.
JOHN J. HALSEY, LL. D., 1896-97.
I Acting President. If
REV. JAMES GORE KING MCCLURE, D. D., 1897-01.
Pastor Lake Forest Presbyterian Cliurcli, 1881-05.
President Mccormiclc Theological Seminary, 1905 H.
REV. RICHARD DAVENPORT HARLAN, D. D., LL. D.. 1901-06.
1401 Euclid Place, Washington, D. C.
JGHN J. HALSEY, LL. D., 1906-.
See list of former professors, p. 18.
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Acting President john Halsey, LLD.
Born in Louisville, Ky., in 1848: B.A., University of Chicago, 1870: Ll...D., Centre College, Ky., 1897.
For the second time Dr. Halsey has been ap-
pointed Acting President ol the College. His ap-
pointment as a member ol the College Faculty
antedates by almost ten years that of any of his
colleagues. His l-:nowledge of the history of
the institutions here, and ol the conditions that
make for their welfare is intimate. These, how-
ever, are not the only reasons for his selection a
second time to the dillicult and delicate duties ol
administration. He has always shown exceptional
power to inspire his students with an intense love
for the subjects he teaches and with no less a love
lor their teacher. The Alumni are his enthusiastic
admirers, and as they return to revisit Alma Mater,
one of their greatest pleasures is to meet and greet
Dr. Halsey. The townspeople and other friends
l ol the college have a rare conlidence in his ability
l and judgment. No man in our entire community,
is loved more. As Acting President in 1896-1897
he performed the various and trying duties of this ollice most acceptably.
Dr. l'lalsey's service to Lalce Forest, however, has not been confined to its College.
He has always tal-cen an active part in whatever tends to upbuild its social, political, liter-
ary, moral and religious life. As one ol the organizers ol the Art lnstitute and of the
University Club, as Alderman and Acting Mayor, as Superintendent of the Public Schools,
President ol the Board oi Education and of the Public Library Board, as secretary of the
Law and Qrder League, as Elder in the Church for over twenty years, Bible Class leader,
Representative many times to the Presbytery and Synod, and Commissioner to the Gen-
eral Assembly, his infiuence has been far reaching. This is only a suggestion of large
and varied service to Lalie Forest and its institutions, but enough to show the wisdom of
the Board ol Trustees in again calling to the Acting Presidency, Dr. John J. Halsey.
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