Members of the San Luigi Orders: Rufus B. von KleinSmid

Rufus B. von KleinSmid (1875-1964) was admitted to the Order of the Crown of Thorns in the early 1930s. He was the seventh President of the University of Arizona (1914-21) and fifth President of the University of Southern California (1921-47).

A professor of Education and Psychology nicknamed “Dr Von”, von KleinSmid was recipient of the Gold Medal Award of the National Institute of Social Sciences as “one of three of the nation’s most distinguished citizens”. He received awards from more than twenty national governments.

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