Hall of Fame Inductees » Dr. George W. Rightmire

Dr. George W. Rightmire

 Inducted posthumously

George W. Rightmire was a member of the first graduating class from Wheelersburg High School. Dr. Rightmire was born at Center Furnace, Lawrence County on November 15, 1868 and died in December 1952. He taught locally for a few years before moving to Columbus. He was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 1902, the same year he joined the faculty of The Ohio State University. He served as the sixth president of The Ohio State University from 1926 through 1938. Rightmire Hall, a science laboratory at Ohio State University, is named in his honor.

Honors and accomplishments:
4 years President of Columbus City Council

Work Experience:
1926 – 1938 President, The Ohio State University
1908 – 1909 Acting Dean, The Ohio State University, College of Law
1904 - 1919 Active Law Practice
1902 - The Ohio State University, Assistant Professor of American History and Instructor in Law
1892 - 1898 Old Columbus North School

1898 The Ohio State University, Master’s Degree
1895 The Ohio State University, Bachelor of Philosophy