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    • Dr. Edgar Odell Lovett portrait 

      Kaden-Kazanjian (1940)
      Dr. Edgar Odell Lovett was the first president (1907-1946) of the Rice Institute, which later became known as Rice University. In 1907 he was asked to head Rice Institute, Houston, being recommended for the post by Woodrow Wilson, then president of Princeton. He accepted in 1908, moved to Houston, and was formally inaugurated as the first president ...