Herbert Ware Reherd (1869 – )



“HERBERT WARE REHERD, D. D., president of Westminster college and the Salt Lake Collegiate institute, and one of the prominent divines and educators of the state, was born in Geneseo, Illinois, August 23, 1869. He is the son of Jacob K. Reherd and Lucy Louise Ware Reherd. The father was of German ancestry several generations back, and the mother of Scotch-Irish ancestry, back of the “Mayflower.”

Dr. Reherd had the advantage of an excellent education. After completing the common school branches, he attended Parsons college, Fairfield, Iowa, and was graduated from that institution in June, 1893.

Dr. Reherd came to Utah in November, 1913, and soon thereafter took up his work at Westminster college. He is an able, forceful talker, and frequently gives lectures on travel and on conditions in the Far East. His extensive tours abroad have given him a fund of information on commercial, political, educational, religious and philanthropic conditions invaluable for this purpose. He is joint author of “Around the World Studies and Stories of Presbyterian Foreign Missions.”

Dr. Reherd is a member of the Commercial club and of the Aleph Heth Yodth fraternity. He was married to Miss Margaret Louise McClure, of which marriage two children are issue: Elizabeth Louise, 13, and Harold McClure, 8.

Westminster college and the Salt Lake Collegiate institute were originally separate schools, but now are under one board of trustees.

The latter was one of the first schools in Utah and has been in continuous operation for more than forty years. Four years of high school and two years of college work are offered at Westminster. It is planned to add the other two college years one at a time.

Fine scholarship and high moral character are ideals for which the college stands.”

Source:  Men of Affairs in the State of Utah, by the Press Club of Salt Lake, 1914

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