Rider Hall men's dormitory was named for Dwight G. Rider, president of the State Board of Regents from 1951 through 1956. In 1919 he received a law degree from the University of Iowa, after attending Grinnell College. In the 1960s he was a District Court Judge in Fort Dodge, Iowa. He was a member of the Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity, the American Legion, and the Elks Lodge. He was the former director and president of the Fort Dodge Chamber of Commerce.
Compiled by Susan Witthoft; edited by Gerald L. Peterson
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