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Vanderbilt Collection - Kirkland Hall

Subject/Title:
William Scott Vaughn
1902 - 1996
Artist:Ann Street
Date Created:1986
Owner/Location:Vanderbilt University
Frame Dimensions:
Image Dimensions:40" x 31 1/2"
Materials/Media:oil on canvas
Condition:Excellent

Description:Mr. Vaughn is sitting in a brown chair wearing a light blue suit, white shirt and blue stripped tie. His clasped hands rest on his crossed knees.
History of Work: This portrait was commissioned by Vanderbilt's Board of Trust in 1986. It hangs in Kirkland Hall on the campus.
Notes:A 1923 alumnus, William S. Vaughn was the first Vanderbilt student to accomplish a straight ""A"" record. He went on to earn further degrees at Rice Institute in Houston and as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford. Upon returning to the U.S. in 1928, he began work for Eastman Kodak, a career that lasted forty-five years. Before retiring in 1973, he has served as president and chairman of the board. A Trustee on the Vanderbilt Board of Trust for forty-three years, he served as its president from 1968 - 1975.

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