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Pershing Group

Pershing Group from the east, 1992 (Courtesy of University Archives, University of Missouri: C:1/83/16).
Date designed: 1939, 1947, 1956
Date constructed: 1939 (Defoe), 1947 (Cramer, Stafford, Graham), 1956 (Pershing Hall, Baker-Park and Gardner-Hyde).
Date of dedication: October 19, 1940, October 4, 1952, and December 3, 1963
Architectural consultant: Jamieson & Spearl, St. Louis, MO
Named after: General John J. Pershing, Missouri native and United States Army General during World War I.
Luther "Daddy" Defoe, Professor Emeritus of Math at MU.
Robert McGhee Graham, graduate of MU in 1915 and was killed in action in France during World War I.
Richard Yeater Stafford, graduate of MU in 1938 and was killed in action at Guadalcanal during World War II.
Floyd Bruce Cramer, graduate of MU in 1898 and died while serving during the Spanish-American War.
Sam Aaron Baker and Guy Brasfield Park, former governors of Missouri.
Frederick Dozier Gardner and Arthur Mastick Hyde, former governors of Missouri.
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