Gainesville in Alachua County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
(1902 – 1993)
— Unversity of Florida —
Linton Elias Grinter served as the Dean of the Graduate School and Director of Research from 1952 until 1969. He received his doctoral degree in civil engineering from the University of Illinois in 1926 and had a distinguished career as a teacher, administrator, writer, speaker, researcher, and engineering consultant. In 1970 he was awarded the Royal Order of the North Star by the King of Sweden. Dean Grinter invited outstanding research faculty to the University of Florida, attracted millions of dollars in outside funding to support research , and guided graduate faculty and students toward ever higher standards of excellence. His goal of placing the University in competition with other leading graduate research institutions was realized when the University of Florida was invited to join the prestigious Association of American Universities in 1985.
Erected by University of Florida.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Education • Industry & Commerce.
Location. 29° 38.959′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1523 Union Road, Gainesville FL 32611, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. African Studies (within shouting distance of this marker); Mechanic Arts (within shouting distance of this marker); Walker Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Latin American Studies (within shouting distance of this marker); University Auditorium (within shouting distance of this marker); University of Florida (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); This Tower (about 400 feet away); Century Tower Carillon (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gainesville.
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