Portrait of Edgar W. Stanton . George Washington Carver’s professor in plane geometry. Edgar W. Stanton served Iowa State continuously from his graduation in 1872 until his death in 1920. He was made Head of the Mathematics Department in 1874, served as Secretary of the Board of trustees from 1874 to 1909, and was four times Acting President of Iowa State. After the death of his first wife, Margaret MacDonald Stanton, in 1895, Stanton presented the college with the first ten bells of the carillon hanging in the Campanile. After Edgar Stanton's death, his second wife, Julie Wentch Stanton, and his children contributed 26 additional bells. The carillon is known as the Stanton Memorial Carillon. Neg. # 0051527
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