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09. D. Luke Biemesderfer, President

 Digital Record
Identifier: D. Luke Biemesderfer Photograph


  • Digitized: 1943-1965

Summary Note

Dr. Biemesderfer graduated from F. & M. Academy in 1912, from Millersville State Normal School in 1917, and from F. & M. College in 1921. He served as a teacher and principal in schools of several Pennsylvania districts, including Manor-Millersville, before being named president. During his tenure the college struggled through the student shortage of World Ward II, the student surplus of the post-war years, and the declining enrollments and state appropriations in the 1950's. During his years liberal arts and graduate studies were added to the curriculum, and the auditorium-dormitory complex on the north campus was constructed. Also, land was secured for the east campus now comprising dormitories, classroom buildings, dining hall, and student center.

Rights Statement Note

This image may be used only for non-commercial educational purposes. Commercial publication requires permission and is subject to a fee. Contact Millersville University Archives, Millersville University, Millersville, PA 17551 (717) 872-3624 or

Repository Details

Part of the Millersville University Archives Repository

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McNairy Library, PO BOX 1002
Millersville University
Millersville 17551-302 US