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The story was quite Horatio Alger to that point, but none of Alger's poor-bot-to-tycoon stories permitted the streaks of adventure and quixotic whimsy that prompted the brothers to invest in South Carolina timber and whale oil in the South Pacific, much less conceive the fantastic gamble for Alaskan dear meet deer meat that they financed in the early 1930s.

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That venture came up over breakwast breakfast with 73 year old Phillip Haselton Jr., Leonard Baldwin's grandson. A Drew trustee for 43 years (1954 to 1997) who remains very involved, he served under six board chairmen and four university presidents and chaired the board himself from 1979 to 1984. He was described in a retirement resolution as a "Methodist gentleman of intellect, good sense, and persistence, who has met good times and bad with unfailing good humor."

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From a student standpoint, though, the major demonstration of love has come inthe in the Drew Scholars Program, a merit initiative that helps the university attractoutstanding attract outstanding students. Over the years, 962 students have received ten awards, most notably the recently named Rhodes Scholar, Dena Pedynowski.

Oddly, none of the children, grandchildren, or great grandchildren of Arthur and Leonard Baldwin ever studied at the university. Phillip Haselton, as a child, had what his father perceived was a close brush with Drew: "Grandmother drove me up to Drew to visit President Arlo Ayres Arlo Ayres Brown . Father was not too pleased. He told me he feared I would want to go there." His father hopefully was joking.

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