Winner:William Watts Folwell

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William Watts Folwell was the University of Minnesota's first president. He pushed for junior colleges and he helped make the University a successful land-grant college. The man did much to enhance state education, obviously. Folwell also served as president of the Minnesota Historical Society for a time. As an historian, I have used his history of the state. It's still a good read.
~Carol Berg, OSB, St. Joseph, MN

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