Office of the President: Fletcher P. Homan records 1902-1923 1908-1914
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Willamette University was chartered as a university by the state of Oregon in 1853. The Willamette University Faculty Minutes provide a record of the issues that the Willamette faculty addressed from 1870 through 1939. The collection also contains the faculty and planning minutes for Willamette University’s Women’s College which operated from 1880 through 1888. In 1892 a group of faculty members broke with Willamette University and started Portland University on land north of the city of Portlan...
Reverend Fletcher Homan, D.D. was the eleventh president of Willamette University, serving from 1908 to 1914. He was born in Iowa in 1868 and received both his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa. He later earned a Bachelor of Sacred Theology from the Garrett Biblical Institute in Evanston, Illinois. Before becoming a Methodist minister in 1898, Homan spent several years in the mercantile business. When offered the position at Willamette, he w...