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Today's Presidential Spotlight: George Rea

September 8, 2009

George Peters Rea (1894-1978),pictured at right, presided over Drexel Institute of Technology from August 1, 1942, to August 31, 1944, during the worst years of World War II. Robert C. Disque (1883-1968) served as the most frequent temporary head of Drexel Institute of Technology, as the chair of interim administrative committees after the deaths of Kenneth Matheson in 1931 and Parke Kolbe in 1942, and as interim president after the resignation of George Rea in 1944.

~Shaun Kirkpatrick

The Past Personified: a Presidential History of Drexel, can be seen on display in the lower level of Hagerty. Join us for a reception for this exhibition on Wednesday September 23rd from 4 to 6 p.m in W.W. Hagerty Library (33rd and Market Streets) on the lower. It is open to all and includes complimentary homemade refreshments.

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