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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.

George W. Gore, Jr.

George W. Gore, Jr.George W. Gore, Jr. was born in 1901 in Tennessee and died September 10, 1982 in Nashville, Tennessee. A graduate of DePauw, Harvard and Columbia universities, he served as president of Florida A&M University (1950-1968). He is recognized for his work at Florida A&M in expanding its enrollment, accreditation, academic offerings, and physical plant, and for being the first black graduate of a U.S. school of journalism (DePauw '23).