“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Greenville in Greenville County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)

Geer Hall

Geer Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott
1. Geer Hall Marker
Bennette Eugene Geer, Litt.D, LL.D.

Teacher, 1898-1911
Dean, 1907-1911
Treasurer, 1911-1927
Trustee, 1914-1933
President, 1933-1938

John Mattison Geer
Benefactor, Trustee, 1905-1919

Erected 1958.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education.
Location. 34° 55.35′ N, 82° 26.45′ W. Marker is in Greenville, South Carolina, in Greenville County. Marker is located on the west side of the building, on the campus of Furman University. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greenville SC 29617, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Poteat Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Eugene E. Stone III Soccer Stadium (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Herman N. Hipp Hall (about 500 feet away); Jane Fishburne Hipp Plaza (about 600 feet away); Herman W. Lay Physical Activities Center (about 700 feet away); Marshall E. and Vera Lea Rinker Hall
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By Brian Scott
2. Geer Hall
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Furman Men Who Gave Their Lives in the World War (approx. 0.2 miles away); Charles H. Townes Center for Science (approx. 0.2 miles away); Richard W. Riley Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); James Buchanan Duke Library (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenville.
Also see . . .  Furman University. Official website of Furman University. (Submitted on May 3, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
Additional commentary.
1. About Bennette Eugene Geer
Bennette Eugene Geer was Furman University's sixth president, serving in the position for the shortest period of time, 1933-1938.
    — Submitted May 1, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
Bennette Eugene Geer image. Click for full size.
By Douglas Chandor, 1930
3. Bennette Eugene Geer
In 1933, Bennette Eugene Geer was nominated for President. Geer received the A.B. degree in 1896 and then taught at Furman. He became a professor of English and then the dean of Faculty in 1907. Geer resigned from teaching and was president of Judson Mills prior to his short tenure as Furman president. He restructured the curriculum and focused on building a stronger relationship with the community. The University experienced financial concerns and his presidency has been described as turbulent. However, prior to becoming President, Geer helped secure the Duke endowment. He resigned in 1938. (Source:
Credits. This page was last revised on December 13, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 1, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 966 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 1, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

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