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Manning J. Dauer, Jr.

University of Florida

 
 
Manning J. Dauer, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, May 24, 2020
1. Manning J. Dauer, Jr. Marker
Inscription.  
Manning Julian Dauer, Jr., a native of Wilmington N.C., received his bachelorís and masterís degrees from the University of Florida and his doctorate from the University of Illinois. Dr. Dauer began teaching at the University of Florida in 1933 and taught many thousands of undergraduate and graduate students . He established the political science department and served as its chairman for 25 years. Dr. Dauer was the author of many scholarly books and articles. In 1971, he was named the Universityís First Distinguished Service Professor. He was the author of the legislative reapportionment plan that was adopted by Florida and it became the model for several other states.

Dauer Hall was dedicated in 1936 as the Florida Union. It contained offices for student government, student organizations, and the honor court. After World War II the north wing was added. The O. Ruth McQuown Room, originally a chapel, is a memorial for a member of the political science faculty. The roomís stained glass window, with its universalistic symbols, was installed in 1938. The original banquet hall, the scene of many social and academic gatherings,
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is named the Keene Faculty Center.
 
Erected by University of Florida.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEducationGovernment & Politics.
 
Location. 29° 38.992′ N, 82° 20.688′ W. Marker is in Gainesville, Florida, in Alachua County. Marker is at the intersection of Buckman Drive and Union Road, on the left when traveling north on Buckman Drive. Marker located within the University of Florida Campus. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Jim and Alexis Pugh Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Rolfs Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Newell Hall (about 300 feet away); Florida Extension (about 300 feet away); Griffin/Floyd Hall (about 400 feet away); Krishna Lunch (about 400 feet away); Leigh Hall (about 400 feet away); Sledd Hall (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gainesville.
 
Manning J. Dauer, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, May 24, 2020
2. Manning J. Dauer, Jr. Marker
Manning J. Dauer Hall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, May 24, 2020
3. Manning J. Dauer Hall
1936
National Register of Historic Places
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 13, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 134 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 13, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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