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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Select Biographies: Benjamin Franklin Nihart (1854-1945)

Benjamin Franklin (B.F.) Nihart received his B.S., A.B., and A.M., from Valparaiso University Litt.D. Oklahoma City University. He taught in the areas of Psychology  and education and served as Dean Emeritus in the 1930's.   At Wesley he served as chair of the Official church board 1922-23; Chair of the Trustees, 1923;  Nihart was born in Nov., 1854 in  Indiana and died in Oklahoma City in  1945.  He is buried in Fairlawn Cemetery.

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The inspiring windows dating to 1928 honored people significant to local Oklahoma City history but also to the history of Oklahoma Methodism.

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