Henry Hardin Cherry
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Henry Hardin Cherry
Henry Hardin Cherry
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Born(1864-11-16)16 November 1864
Died1 August 1937(1937-08-01) (aged 72)
Known forFounder of Western Kentucky University
Academic background
EducationSouthern Normal School
Academic work

Henry Hardin Cherry (November 16, 1864 – August 1, 1937)[1] was a leader in Kentucky higher education from the late nineteenth through early twentieth centuries. He was an active voice in the movement to establish normal schools in Kentucky and is best known as the founding president of Western Kentucky University.[2] As a charismatic figure, he held a great amount of influence in Kentucky educational reform and politics, serving two times as the president of the Kentucky Education Association.[3]


  1. ^ "Henry Hardin Cherry Collection, 1902-1944". uky.edu. Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ Jeffrey, Jonathan. 1994. ""A New Wrinkle for Rural Uplift": Henry Hardin Cherry and His Farmers' Chautauquas". The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society 92 (3). Kentucky Historical Society: 267-87. https://www.jstor.org/stable/23382698.
  3. ^ Bent, Silas (September 12, 1937). "His Memorial is Western State". Courier-Journal – via http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1008&context=exhibit_2015.

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