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Gallery: Huntington Museum of Art

Nov. 04, 2012 @ 12:41 AM

The Huntington Museum of Art is celebrating its 60th anniversary.

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The Herald-Dispatch

Leonard Samworth was a former president of the Ohio Valley Bus Co. and a civic leader. He was a founder and served as director of the Huntington Galleries, now the Huntington Museum of Art, and the Boys Club of Huntington. He also served as a past president of the Huntington Symphony Association, among other groups. In 1964, Samworth, a former president of the MU Alumni Association, suggested Marshall University's nickname be the Rams with "Sam the Ram" as a mascot. In 1965, the student body overwhelmingly chose the Thundering Herd as the nickname, above the Rams and the Big Green. Date is unknown.