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WSU’s late president leaves big legacy in Spokane

Elson Floyd WSU Spokane

Elson Floyd WSU Spokane

(This story appears in the latest edition of the WSU Spokane Magazine)

By Lorraine Nelson

The late Elson S. Floyd was a frequent visitor to Spokane during the last year of his life.

He had this notion that Washington State University could start a medical school, and it wasn’t long before he persuaded others that WSU really was perfectly capable of doing such a thing, and furthermore, that it was WSU’s mission as the state’s land grant university to do so.

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