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Lombard College was a college located in Galesburg, Illinois. Galesburg is a city located in Knox County, Illinois. ...



Lombard College was founded in 1853 by the Universalist Church as the Illinois Liberal Institute. In 1855, however, a major fire damaged much of the college, placing its future at risk, but a large gift from Benjamin Lombard, an Illinois farmer and businessman, rescued the institution, rechristened as Lombard University. The official name of the school was changed to Lombard College in 1899. 1853 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1855 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... State nickname: Land of Lincoln, The Prairie State Other U.S. States Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Governor Rod Blagojevich (D) Senators Richard Durbin (D) Barack Obama (D) Official languages English Area 149,998 km² (25th)  - Land 143,968 km²  - Water 6,030 km² (4. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1899 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...

Lombard was coeducational from its founding, reflecting the Universalist philosophy. The institution was the seat of the Ryder School of Divinity from sometime in the 1880s until 1913. Coeducation is the integrated education of men and women. ... Jump to: navigation, search // Events and Trends Technology Development and commercial production of electric lighting Development and commercial production of gasoline-powered automobile by Karl Benz, Gottlieb Daimler and Maybach First commercial production and sales of phonographs and phonograph recordings. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1913 is a common year starting on Wednesday. ...

The Great Depression proved to be too much for Lombard; the last class was graduated in 1930. While Lombard did not merge, some of its students transferred to nearby Knox College, and its alumni activities take place at Knox. Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the worldwide economic crisis of the 1930s; for other uses of the term, see The Great Depression (disambiguation). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1930 is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Knox College is a four-year coeducational private liberal arts college located in Galesburg, Illinois. ...

Significant alumni

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Notable faculty

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External link

  • The Lombard College Collection at Knox College



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