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Milton S. Eisenhower
Milton Stover Eisenhower (September 15, 1899 - May 2, 1985) served as president of three major American universities. He served as president of Kansas State University, the Pennsylvania State University, and in 1956 became the eighth president of Johns Hopkins University. He was the younger brother of U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower
Born in Abilene, Kansas, he graduated from Kansas State University in 1923 with a BS in industrial journalism. Eisenhower served as Director of Information for the U.S. Department of Agriculture from 1928 to 1941. He was director of the War Relocation Authority in 1942 and associate director of the Office of War Information from 1942 to 1943.
- President, Kansas State University 1943-50
- President, Pennsylvania State University 1950-1956
- President, The Johns Hopkins University 1956-1967 1971-1972
- President Emeritus, The Johns Hopkins University 1967-1971 1972--
The Milton S. Eisenhower Library of Johns Hopkins University, opened in 1964 and containing 2.5 million volumes, is named after him. It has the unusual feature of being almost entirely underground.
The Milton S. Eisenhower Auditorium, a 2,595 seat center for the performing arts on the University Park campus of Penn State opened in 1974. Eisenhower Chapel, on the same campus, is named for his wife, Helen Eakin Eisenhower.
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