Subject: John Edgar Park
Date:
Photographer: Unknown
Size: 8.5cm X 11cm
Comments:

President of the College from 1926 to 1944, and President Emeritus from 1944 until his death in 1956. Educated at Queens's College, Belfast; Royal University, Dublin; New College, Edinburgh; and Princeton, Park pursued post-graduate work in Leipzig and Oxford. For 19 years he was the minister of the Second Church, West Newton; while there he published such books as The Man Who Missed Christmas, Bad Results of Good Habits, and Disadvantages of Being Good.

Subject: John Edgar Park
Date:
Photographer: Unknown
Size: 12.5cm X 17.5cm
Comments:

Park was professor of Theory of Worship at Boston University School of Theology in 1920s, the chairman of the Board of Trustees at Andover-Newton Theological Seminary, and in 1936, the Lyman Beecher lecturer at Yale. President of Wheaton College during the Great Depression as well as World War II, Dr. Park was nevertheless able to carry forward the building program begun by President Cole.

Subject: John Edgar Park
Date: 1940-41
Photographer: Unknown
Size: 11cm X 13.5cm
Comments:

Ten structures were built, and nine houses acquired during his tenure. Some of these included: Nursery School (1931), Kilham (1932), Metcalf (1933), Administration Building (1934), swimming pool wing (1936), SAB (1940), additions to Library and Science Buildings (1941). A member of the Board of Preachers at Harvard, Park was one of the most popular preachers in New England. Dr. Park was known on campus for his witty "Chapel Talks," some of which were published in New Horizons. Dr. Park received honorary degrees from Tufts, Middlebury, and Wesleyan, as well as from Wheaton. The Administration building was named in his honor.



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