Willard’s educational life
Stewart Paul was born in Worcester, Massachusetts on February 28th , 1894. A student at Clark University,
Dartmouth: in Massachusetts. After he served in WWI he went through infantry officers school in John Hopkins University; where
he got Bachelor of Science degree in 1924.
Also he attended American University, 1932 LLD-1958 LLD, Roanoke and Virginia
College in 1959. Once retired as Lieutenant General in 1948, president Dwight D, Eisenhower recommended General Willard to
become the president of Gettysburg College. Once elected, at age 62 General Willard was one of the eldest presidents and also
the first who was not a Lutheran. In his inauguration according to the alumni bulletin of Gettysburg college was “ a
colorful and impressive ceremony in Christ chapel with about +400 guest in attendance”.
presidency was remarkable, he made many changes to the school ,a lot of new construction was made. One of the very famous
dormitories constructed while Willard’s presidency was “ the Charles Stine Freshmen dormitory”. built in
1955. This dormitory got its name because of the very famous and distinguished alumnus and chairman from Gettysburg college.
1956- the student senate was founded by General Willard.
Also General Willard’s wife Louella Musselman
Paul, was a Gettysburg alumna and was a very successful student. She was honored with the alumni meritorious service award
representing her leadership in the school community .
General Stewart retired in 1961.
His first wife was Ruth Sieurin, they got married on April 14, 1919, they did not have
kids. Ruth died on 1953, leading to Willard’s second marriage. He married louella Musselman on August 12, 1958.General
Willard is the father of