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Neff, Floyd R.

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Director of the Indiana University Extension Center from 1918-1951. He was born on a farm near Rochester, Indiana in 1886 and died in Fort Wayne on August 10, 1969.  He graduated from high school in Rochester, attended Rochester College and taught in nearby schools.  In 1910-11, Mr. Neff was a student at I.U. in Bloomington and became principal of Fulton High School in 1912.  In 1912 he returned to I.U. in Bloomington and graduated in 1913 with an A.B. degree in English.  He taught in Evansville, Indiana the following year and spent the next five years as a member of the English faculty at Central High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The title of assistant professor emeritus was conferred upon him in 1956 by Indiana University.  At the time he became Director of the I.U. Center there were four faculty members. He was credited with inaugurating the popular lecture courses.  The Fort Wayne Center of I.U. was the second established in the state.  In May  1973 Building A on the present campus was named the Floyd R. Neff Hall in his honor.
Source:   University Relations Press Release dated May 15, 1973.

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