Floor #: 2
Room #s: 2274-2299
Bed Type: Lofted
Floor Type: Tile
Room Types: Single, Double, Triple
Window Size: Sm. 22.5" x 52", Lg. 45.5" x 52", XLg. 70" x 52"
Ceiling Height: Between 8'2" and 8'8"
STANTON, Edgar W. (1850-1920) received the first diploma awarded at Iowa State in 1872. He served his school with selfless dedication from his graduation until his death. Initially, he conducted all of the mathematics courses at Iowa State. He was made head of the mathematics department in 1876, he was secretary of the College Board of Trustees 1874-1909, acting dean of sciences 1910-1913 and dean of the Junior College from 1903 to 1920. He was acting president for the organization of the Iowa State Alumni Association in 1878. The famed Iowa State Campanile had its beginning with 10 bells which Stanton donated in 1899 in memory of his first wife, Margaret. After his death, the carillon of the campanile was renamed the Edgar and Margaret McDonald Stanton Memorial Carillon. Stanton was a shortstop in Iowa State's first baseball team and always gave his enthusiastic and constructive support to athletics.