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Cherry family mausoleum in Fairview Cemetery, Bowling Green, Kentucky.

August 1 - Henry Cherry dies, first president of WKU. He served WKU as president for 31 years.

August 3 - Regents meet and appoint an Executive Committee to oversee the college until a new president could be named.

  • Finley Grise, Dean
  • L.F. Jones, Education
  • W.L. Matthews, Training School
  • Mrs. W.P. Drake, Regent
  • B.J. Barrone, Regent

August 3 - Committee formed to investigate creating a suitable memorial to Cherry.

August 11 - Finley Grise appointed postmaster of College Heights substation

August 18 - Regents name the new classroom in honor of Henry Cherry.


Western Kentucky University, Henry Cherry

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