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Ohio University's Distinguished Visitors

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., July 18, 2009
1. Ohio University's Distinguished Visitors Markers
Inscription.
Susan Brownell Anthony
Woman Suffrage Leader
Visited October 19, 1878
"To secure both national and 'domestic tranquility,' to 'establish justice,' to carry out the spirit of our Constitution, put into the hands of all women....the ballot."

William McKinley
President of the United States
1897 to 1901
Visited October 3, 1891
"Honesty, capacity, and industry are nowhere more indispensable than in public employment."

William Howard Taft
President of the United States
1909 to 1913
Visited August 29, 1908
"The battlefield as a place of settlement of disputes is gradually yielding to arbitral courts of justice."

Theodore Roosevelt
President of the United States
1901 to 1909
Visited May 17, 1912
"Much has been given us and much will rightfully be expected from us."

William Jennings Bryan
United States Secretary of State
1913 to 1915
Visited October 26, 1915
"The humblest citizen of all the land, when clad in the armor of a righteous cause, is stronger than all the hosts of error."

Warren G. Harding
President of the United States
1921 to 1923
Visited November 2, 1916
"Our most dangerous tendency is to expet too much of government, and at the
Ohio University's Susan B Anthony Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 18, 2009
2. Ohio University's Susan B Anthony Marker
same time do for it too little."

Herbert Hoover
President of the United States
1929 to 1933
Visited October 28, 1932
"Words without action are the assassins of Idealism."

Carl Sandburg
Poet
Visited October 29, 1935
"Man will never arrive, man will be always on the way."

Robert Frost
Poet
Visited October 25, 1938
"What we do in college is to get over our little-mindedness."

Robert A. Taft
United States Senator from Ohio
Visited June 11, 1950
"Legislation is never the work of one man; it is the working out of conflicting ideas."

Eleanor Roosevelt
United States Representative to the United Nations
Visited April 26, 1954
"She would rather light candles than curse the darkness and her glow has warmed the world."

Dag Hammarskjold
Secretary-General of the United Nations
1953 to 1961
Visited February 5, 1958
"A man who had become what he could and was what he was ready at any moment to gather everything into one simple sacrifice."

John F. Kennedy
President of the United States
1961 to 1963
Visited September 18, 1959
"With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love..."

Ralph
Ohio University's William McKinley Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 18, 2009
3. Ohio University's William McKinley Marker
Bunche

United Nations Under Secretary
Visited November 13, 1959
"The vision of a world in which all peoples will live together in peace and brotherhood may be far from realization, but it remains the noblest ideal of human existence."

Martin L. King, Jr.
Nobel Peace Laureate and Champion of Social Justice
Visited December 30, 1959
"The drive for integration must not be defined as a struggle between whites and non-whites, but must be a fight between justice and injustice. The victory will be a victory for all of God's children."

Arnold Toynbee
Historian
Visited May 3, 1963
"Civilization is a movement and not a condition, a voyage and not a harbor."

William O. Douglas
Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
Visited May 7, 1963
"The way to combat noxious ideas is with other ideas. The way to combat falsehood is with truth."

John Glenn
First American to orbit the Earth
Visited February 17, 1964
"I don't know the nature of God any more than anyone else. He'll be wherever we go."

Lyndon Baines Johnson
President of the United States
Visited May 7, 1964
"Let your young hearts armed with new weapons join an old battle against ancient enemies; the enemies of poverty and disease, illiteracy and strife. ....with
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By William Fischer, Jr., July 18, 2009
4. Ohio University's William Howard Taft Marker
your courage and your compassion and your desire, we will build the Great Society."

Robert S. McNamara
Secretary of Defense
Visited June 6, 1965
"It is not enough to be strong in military hardware. We must also be strong in heart, in body, and in spirit."

Dwight D. Eisenhower
President of the United States
1953 to 1961
Visited October 5, 1965
"The destiny of the nation is as great in promise as its young people are great in character."

Dean Rusk
United States Secretary of State
Visited December 2, 1966
"The organization of an enduring peace is the great imperative of our time."

Tom C. Clark
Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
Visited January 4, 1967
"The confidence of the people in the administration of justice is a prime requisite for free representative government."

James William Fulbright
United States Senator
1945 - 1974
Visited April 22, 1985

Jimmy Carter
Former President
[Visited] May 11, 1989
"Ohio University has a special place in international affairs. Its students should be world citizens."


 
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Location. 39° 19.599′ N, 82° 
Ohio University's Theodore Roosevelt Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 18, 2009
5. Ohio University's Theodore Roosevelt Marker
5.973′ W. Marker is in Athens, Ohio, in Athens County. Touch for map. Markers are on the west wall of Memorial Auditorium, near the Ohio University campus green, and about 500 feet ESE of the intersection of Court and Union Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Athens OH 45701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Memorial Auditorium (within shouting distance of this marker); Ohio University Sundial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Elms (within shouting distance of this marker); Bicentennial of the Northwest Ordinance (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Manasseh Cutler Hall (about 300 feet away); The Kissing Circle (about 400 feet away); Athens County Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Memorial (about 400 feet away); Student Voices (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Athens.
 
Also see . . .  Ohio University. (Submitted on March 24, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Ohio University's William Jennings Bryan Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 18, 2009
6. Ohio University's William Jennings Bryan Marker
Ohio University's Warren G. Harding Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 18, 2009
7. Ohio University's Warren G. Harding Marker
Ohio University's Herbert Hoover Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 18, 2009
8. Ohio University's Herbert Hoover Marker
Ohio University's Carl Sandburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 18, 2009
9. Ohio University's Carl Sandburg Marker
Ohio University's Robert Frost Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 18, 2009
10. Ohio University's Robert Frost Marker
Ohio University's Robert A. Taft Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 18, 2009
11. Ohio University's Robert A. Taft Marker
Ohio University's Eleanor Roosevelt Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 18, 2009
12. Ohio University's Eleanor Roosevelt Marker
Ohio University's Dag Hammarskjold Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 18, 2009
13. Ohio University's Dag Hammarskjold Marker
Ohio University's John F. Kennedy Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 18, 2009
14. Ohio University's John F. Kennedy Marker
Ohio University's Ralph Bunche Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 18, 2009
15. Ohio University's Ralph Bunche Marker
Ohio University's Martin L. King, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 18, 2009
16. Ohio University's Martin L. King, Jr. Marker
Ohio University's Arnold Toynbee Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 18, 2009
17. Ohio University's Arnold Toynbee Marker
Ohio University's William O. Douglas Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 18, 2009
18. Ohio University's William O. Douglas Marker
Ohio University's John Glenn Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 18, 2009
19. Ohio University's John Glenn Marker
Ohio University's Lyndon Baines Johnson Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 18, 2009
20. Ohio University's Lyndon Baines Johnson Marker
Ohio University's Robert McNamara Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 18, 2009
21. Ohio University's Robert McNamara Marker
Ohio University's Dwight D. Eisenhower Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 18, 2009
22. Ohio University's Dwight D. Eisenhower Marker
Ohio University's Dean Rusk Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 18, 2009
23. Ohio University's Dean Rusk Marker
Ohio University's Tom C. Clark Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 18, 2009
24. Ohio University's Tom C. Clark Marker
Ohio University's James William Fulbright Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 18, 2009
25. Ohio University's James William Fulbright Marker
Ohio University's Jimmy Carter Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 18, 2009
26. Ohio University's Jimmy Carter Marker
Ohio University's Distinguished Visitors Markers at Memorial Auditorium image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 18, 2009
27. Ohio University's Distinguished Visitors Markers at Memorial Auditorium
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 23, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 873 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 23, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27. submitted on March 24, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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