Linus A. Sims

Teacher, Organization founder

1882 – 1949

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Who was Linus A. Sims?

Linus Arthur Sims was an educator and administrator who was the driving force behind the establishment of Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana. In 1925, Sims created Hammond Junior College, which became the former Southeastern Louisiana College in 1928. In 1970, the institution was declared a university during the administration of Governor John J. McKeithen. During the 1990s, Southeastern was ranked as one of the fastest growing institutions of higher learning in the United States.

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Born
Sep 22, 1882
Crossville
Also known as
  • Linus Sims
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Methodism
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Louisiana State University
  • Centenary College of Louisiana
  • Vanderbilt University
Lived in
  • Louisiana
  • Hammond
Died
Sep 15, 1949

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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