Influential attorney instrumental in starting the university. Served as first chairman of the board (for Porter University) in 1938. Served as senior chairman on the board until his death at age 94. Earned a law degree from Harvard in 1907. Earned a BA in history in 1967, a Masters in Education in 1974 and a BA in French in 1977, all from JU. Thought to be the nation’s oldest college student at the time, in 1975 recognized by Ripley’s for that distinction. Survived on campus by the Fred B. Noble Award for Excellence.