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  • George Frederick Magoun (1821 - 1896)
    Frederick Magoun (1821 – January 30, 1896), a member of the Iowa Band of Congregationalist ministers, was the first president of Iowa College (now Grinnell College), where he served as college presiden...
  • Joseph Stolz Brody (1920 - 2010)
  • Tom Cole, U.S. Congress
    Cole, a Representative from Oklahoma; born in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La., on April 28, 1949; graduated from Moore High School, Moore, Okla., 1967; B.A., Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa, 1971; M.A.,...
  • William S. Kenyon, U.S. Senator (1869 - 1933)
    Squire Kenyon (June 10, 1869 – September 9, 1933) was a Republican U.S. Senator from Iowa, and a judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.BackgroundKenyon was born in Elyria, in Lorain...
  • Charles A. Rawson, U.S. Senator (1867 - 1936)
    Augustus Rawson (May 29, 1867 – September 2, 1936) was an unelected United States Senator from Iowa for nine months in 1922.Born in Des Moines, he attended the public schools and Grinnell College. He e...


Grinnell College is a private liberal arts college in Grinnell, Iowa, U.S. known for its rigorous academics and tradition of social responsibility. It was founded in 1846, when a group of New England Congregationalists established the Trustees of Iowa College.