Wartburg College is a four-year liberal arts college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America located in Waverly, Iowa. Most popular majors include business administration, biology, elementary education, communication arts, music education/music therapy.
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Wartburg College was founded in 1852 in Saginaw, Michigan by Georg Grossmann, a native of Neuendettelsau, Bavaria. Georg was sent by Pastor Wilhelm Löhe to establish a teacher training school for German immigrants.
The location of the college moved many times between Illinois and Iowa until permanently settling in Waverly in 1935.
- Coleen Rowley, class of 1977, whistleblower FBI agent, researched suspected WTC terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui, joint 2002 TIME "Person of the Year"
Presidents of Wartburg
- Georg Grossmann 1852–1868
- John Klindworth 1868–1875
- Georg Grossmann 1878–1894
- Friedrich Lutz 1894–1905
- Gerhard Bergstraesser 1905–1909
- August Engelbrecht 1909–1933
- Edward J. Braulick 1935–1945
- Conrad Becker 1945–1964
- John Bachman 1964–1974
- William Jellema 1974–1980
- Robert L. Vogel 1980–1998
- Jack R. Ohle 1998-Present
- Friedrich Richter 1894–1899 (Clinton IA)
- Otto Kraushaar 1899–1907 (Clinton IA)
- John Fritschel 1907–1919 (Clinton IA)
- Otto Proehl 1919–1935 (Clinton IA)
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