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Week of 13 February 1998

Vol. I, No. 20

BU Yesterday

Presidents Day, 1926. Four Boston University presidents gathered for this portrait some time before the May 15, 1926, inauguration of Daniel L. Marsh, who served as president from February of that year until 1951 and as chancellor thereafter. From left are William Edwards Huntington (president from 1903 to 1911), a youthful Marsh, William Fairfield Warren, the first president of BU (1873-1903), and Lemuel H. Murlin (1911-24). Marsh's inauguration was held at Symphony Hall, where according to the July 1926 Bostonia, "All the speeches . . . were of a high order and were interspersed with epigrammatic and witty remarks. . . ." Bostonia also informed readers that technology had joined tradition, and the ceremony was broadcast "on the WBZ wave." Boston University Photo Services