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Dr. John Regan to present to Historical Museum

Posted: Friday, February 26, 2016

Local dentist Dr. John Regan will present a program titled “The Most Famous Person in the History of Huntington That Nobody Knows Anything About,” at the Huntington County Historical Museum at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 16. The program is free to the public and refreshments will be provided.

Dr. Regan’s subject will remain a mystery until the evening of the program. However, several clues listed here may help in revealing who this “famous person” is: Who started a magazine in 1913 that was printed (with no money) and mailed here in Huntington, and is read worldwide every month today? Who was appointed by President Woodrow Wilson to represent the United States at an international conference in Europe? Who was known worldwide in his field from 1913 to 1926? Who gave more than 125 speeches in Mexico (probably all in January and February)? Who was elected the first executive of the largest and most respected organization of its kind in America today? Who increased its membership from 1,100 in 1913 to more than 15,000 in 1914? Who increased the membership of the Huntington Methodist Church’s Sunday school classes to more than 1,000?

Who can identify where the Whitelock building is located (the name is still on the front of it)? Who was one of five men to establish one of the most prestigious organizations of its kind? Who was graduated from Indiana University with a varsity football letter and then played football at Harvard? Whose daughter became a prolific artist and donated 65 of her works to the local university (then a college), hospital and library. One still remains at the university and 12 hang in the library. She was the subject of one of Howard Houghton’s articles in “The Village.”