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LAUBE, William C.

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Rev. and Mrs. Laube. Photo courtesy: Bethany Home

LAUBE, William C. (Unknown--Dubuque, IA, Feb., 1944). Laube, an alumnus of the UNIVERSITY OF DUBUQUE served as a professor in the university's theological seminary. During his forty-nine-year association with the university, Laube raised $200,000 in the early 1920s for the construction of Van Vliet Hall and assisted in the founding of BETHANY HOME. A writer and editor, Laube also served as a relief minister for churches in need. (1)

Laube's contributions to the university were remembered in 1975 with the construction of the distinctive ninety-three-foot-high bell tower on the campus. In 2018 while redesigning The Quad and creating a new South Quad, the William C. Laube Memorial Bell Tower was disassenbled and a new Laube Campanile was set for construction on the north end of the new South Quad. (2)



1. "Bell Tower to be Built at UD in Laube's Honor," Telegraph-Herald, December 12, 1074, p. 12

2. Hinga, Allie, "Area Colleges Upgrade Campuses," Telegraph Herald, July 7, 2018, p. 1