Edward MichaelBorn: 1850
Edward Michael (1850-1951) was a member of the University Council for 50 years and the Chairman of its Building and Grounds Committee for thirty years. Michael is credited for the idea to purchase the site that is now UB's South Campus. In 1861, it is believed that a young Edward Michael played leapfrog with Abraham Lincoln and his sons Tad and Willie. Lincoln was staying at the Americana Hotel (owned by Michael's father) in Buffalo on the way to his first inauguration in Washington D.C.
Affiliation(s): University Council
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