John Richards Buchtel

John Richards Buchtel (HM2N0W)

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N 40° 57.067', W 81° 28.02'

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January 18, 1820 - May 23, 1892

John Richards Buchtel was born in Green Township,
Ohio. A successful businessman and philanthropist,
Buchtel was a leading spirit in the Akron Library
Association. He donated to establish the Akron
Public Library and served as the First Chairman
of the Board. He also donated $31,000 in 1870 to
found Buchtel College, which became The University
of Akron in 1913, where he often paid the tuition
of underprivileged students. He served as the
college's President of the Board of Trustees and
served for the board of A & M University, which
is now The Ohio State University.
HM NumberHM2N0W
Year Placed2013
Placed ByFriends of Green Branch Library and The Ohio Historical Society
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Date Added Monday, November 18th, 2019 at 10:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 460695 N 4533435
Decimal Degrees40.95111667, -81.46700000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 57.067', W 81° 28.02'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 57' 4.02" N, 81° 28' 1.2" W
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