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Image 9 of The 1934 Kentuckian

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three years in Germany, attending the Universities of Munich and Leipsig. In 1896 Dean Melcher received his LL. B. from the University of Louisville. He studied at the University of Chicago during 1900 and 1901. Dean Melcher has held many and various positions in the educational field he has pursued. He was Principal of the Vevay High School from 1885 to 1886; Superintendent of Schools at Currollton, Kentucky, from 1889 to 1895; he was secretary to a member of Congress during the Spanish-American War; Principal of Reynolds Presbyterian Academy at Albany, Texas, from 1901 to 1902; Professor of Ancient and Modern Languages at. Hanover College from 1902 to 1907; President, of the Lexington School Board from 1912 to 1915; and President of the National Association of Deans of Men during 1925 and 1926. It is altogether fitting and proper that the student body of this campus should show their appreciation to this man by dedicating this year's Kentuckian to him; for Dean Melcher has been one of the pillars of this institution for many years. He has always had the interest of the students in mind. You ivill recall that he had quite completed his own education when he came here. Dean Melcher's travel and various occupations have served to give him a keen appreciation of life. His German character is perfectly evident in his blue eyes and fair complexion, his kindly attitude, his pleasant sense of humor. Here is a man worth knowing, a man whose friendship should certainly be cherished by those who possess it, and above all, a man of whom Kentucky has just cause to be more than proud.