Remember the guy that signed the welcome note to Opa? He was the President of McPherson College at the time, and a pretty interesting guy... read on for more!
April 10, 1887-May 10, 1972
|From the 1941 McPherson College Yearbook|
His father was H.M. Schwalm. H.M. was of German descent and was a native of Eastern Pennsylvania. He united with the Church of the Brethren in 1878 and became an elder in the Baugo church in 1900. For twelve years, he had charge of Osceola. He married V.F.’s mother, Margaret Spohn and had eight children.
|At his inauguration in 1941|
A good blog about his time at Manchester can be found at http://yellowbrickjourney.blogspot.com/2008/09/vernon-schwalm.html