Waldo, Dwight B. (Dwight Bryant), 1864-1939
- Existence: 1864 - 1939
Dwight Bryant Waldo served as Western Michigan University's first president for 32 years until his retirement in 1936. He was born in Arcade, N.Y., June 13, 1864, in the final year of the American Civil War and was noted for his scholarship on the life of Abraham Lincoln. He died Oct. 29, 1939, at age 75.
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Oral history interview with WMU alumnus Kenneth T. Beagle, conducted by James Louis on November 23, 1993. Beagle attended Western State Teachers College from 1937-1939. He was Student Council president in his senior year and was on the debate team. He worked at Willow Run plant during WWII and went on to teach and became principal at Grand Ledge.