FRANCIS WHITE CHAIR IN GREEK
Established in 1904 by the University in honor of Francis White

Image Credit: Ferdinand Hamburger Jr. Archives, Johns Hopkins University, Milton S. Eisenhower Library FRANCIS WHITE, one of the founding trustees of the university, came from North Carolina to Baltimore where he established a successful flour and grain commission business and married Jane E. Janney, a niece of Johns Hopkins. Mr. White was one of the executors of Mr. Hopkins' will. Retiring from his business in 1873, he served as the university's first treasurer, continuing as a trustee until his death in 1904. While he served one year as acting president of the board, he declined election to that position. His leadership and gifts contributed to the success of the 1902 Endowment Fund Campaign.

 

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