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McCracken, William, 1864-1940



In 1907, McCracken took a position as head of the chemistry department at Michigan's Western State Normal School in Kalamazoo (now called Western Michigan University). He remained at Western Michigan until his retirement in 1939, also serving as acting university president in the 1922–23 school year. In 1946, the school began plans for McCracken Hall to honor his legacy.

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Western State Normal School (Kalamazoo, Mich.) -- History 3
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