Western/Leander Clark College
Toledo, Iowa

Brief history (by Sharyl Ferrall)

Western College, founded by the United Brethren in Christ in 1857, was originally located a mile north of Shueyville, in Section 34, Putnam twp., Linn county. In 1881, due to financial problems, the college moved to Toledo, Tama co., were the residents pledged $20,000 in support. In 1906 the college was renamed after a local benefactor, Leander Clark. Despite this the financial burden became too much and the college went bankrupt. In 1919 Western, Leander Clark merged with Coe College.

Faculty and Staff


Leander Clark biography

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