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Hail to the Chief! Presidents of St. Cloud State University, 1869-2014

MooreIra Moore, Principal, 1869-1875

  • Was the first person to lead the new St. Cloud State

  • Before coming to St. Cloud, taught at the Illinois State Normal University, as well as the University of Minnesota

  • Served as captain during the Civil War, commanding Company G of the 33rd Illinois Volunteer Infantry

  • During his tenure, "Old Main" (1874), which stood near Stewart Hall, was completed

  • Resigned in 1875 and moved west, later teaching at the California State Normal School in San Jose, California
  • In 1883, named the first principal at the California State Normal School in Los Angeles, serving until 1893 - the school would later become UCLA



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