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Conrad N. Hilton
Conrad Hilton was born in San Antonio, New Mexico and attended Goss Military Institute, New Mexico Military Institute, and St. Michael's College. His first experience in hotels came in 1907, when his father...
Governor, Texas, 1973-1979
Alexander B. Schilt
Alexander Schilt earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wyoming and his master’s and doctoral degrees from Arizona State University. He was chancellor of Indiana University East from 1976...
Charles Flemming McElhinney
Charles Flemming McElhinney (commonly known as C. F. McElhinney or “Mr. Mac”) was born on Sept. 19, 1907 in Truro, Nova Scotia. He received a bachelor’s degree from Acadia University in 1926 at the...
Walter W. Kemmerer
Born in Pennsylvania in 1903, Kemmerer was educated at Lehigh College and Columbia University. In 1929, President Oberholtzer offered him the position of Director of Curriculum and Research with Houston...
Davis J. Armistead
Member of the Board of Regents from 1971-1983. College of Optometry building named for him in 1996.
Edward G. Holley
Director of Libraries, UH Libraries
William P. Hobby Jr.
William “Bill” Pettus Hobby, Jr., son of Oveta Culp and William Pettus Hobby was born in Houston. He graduated from Rice University in 1953 with a bachelor's degree in history. Hobby served longer...
Hugh Roy Cullen
Hugh Roy Cullen, grandson of Ezekiel W. Cullen, was born on July 3, 1881, in Denton County. His formal education was limited to a few years in the public schools in San Antonio. He married Lillie Cranz...
W. B. Bates
Colonel William B. Bates was born in Nat, Texas and earned his elementary teaching certificate at Sam Houston Normal Institute (now Sam Houston State University) in 1911. He graduated from the University...
Glenn A. Goerke
Glenn Goerke grew up outside Detroit in the 1930s and 1940s. After graduation from Eastern Michigan University, he began working in Detroit-area public schools with children whose IQs kept them out of...
Faculty, Mechanical Engineering
A. D. Bruce
General Andrew Davis (A.D.) Bruce was the third president and the first chancellor of the University of Houston. Bruce became president of the university on September 1, 1954 and chancellor in December...
Dr. Paul C. W. Chu was born in Hunan, China, and received his BS from Cheng-Kung University in Taiwan. After service with the Nationalist Chinese Air Force, he earned his MS from Fordham University and...
United States Congressman
Wilbur L. Meier Jr.
Wilbur L. Meier, Jr. was born in Elgin and raised in Temple, Texas. He earned his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in engineering from the University of Texas, and taught industrial engineering...
Clanton Ware Williams
Clanton Ware Williams served as the fourth president of the University of Houston from 1956-1960. He received a BA in philosophy from Davidson College in 1927. He received both an MA in history from the...
Richard L. Van Horn
Richard Van Horn received a BS degree in industrial administration from Yale University, an MS degree in industrial management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a PhD in system sciences...
E. E. Oberholtzer
From 1924-1927 Oberholtzer served as Superintendent of the Houston Independent School District. With the formation of the Houston Junior College in 1927 he was named president. He remained president through...
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