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Edmund James

The largest bell in the Altgeld Hall bell tower was dedicated to this former president of the University of Illinois.

Who was this man?

Answer: Edmund James

Edmund James, who was president from 1904 to 1920, commissioned the construction of Lincoln Hall and championed the creation of the campus research library. He is remembered through the James Scholar Honors Program.

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