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Faces Behind the Places of DePauw University

This guide includes historical information about the people behind DePauw University's building names.

Sutemi Chinda

Sutemi Chinda was born December 24, 1856 at Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture, Japan and died in Japan, January 16, 1929. He married (Miss) Sato in 1882, and they had a son, Hideho. After graduating from Indiana Asbury University (DePauw, A.B. 1881, A.M. 1884), Chinda returned to Japan, where he entered the foreign service. He later served as Ambassador to Germany (1908-1911), to the United States (1911-1914) and to England (1914-1920). He also served as Japan's representative to the Paris Peace Conference in 1918 and was serving as Lord Chamberlain to the Emperor at the time of his death.