Lawther House

Eaton Hall

Floor Plans

Rooms 1245-1279
Rooms 1280

House Details

Floor #: 2
Gender: Female
Capacity: 50
Room #s: 1245-1280
A/C: Yes
Bed Type: Lofted
Floor Type: Carpet
Room Types: Double - 4 per.
Room Size: 10' x 12' with 7' x 7'
Window Size:
Ceiling Height: 9'4"

House History

LAWTHER, Mrs. Anna B. (1872-1957) served on the Board of Education (Board of Regents) from 1921 to 1941. A graduate of Bryn Mawr College in 1897, she was an early advocate of women's suffrage being a leader in Iowa and nationally. She was Iowa's first Democratic national committee women and was a 1920 delegate to the Democratic convention in San Francisco. She was the first woman to deliver a convocation address at the State University of Iowa in 1949. She received a number of honorary degrees from various educational institutions. Lawther Hall at the University of Northern Iowa is named in her honor. When she was a member of the Board of Regents she was a strong supporter of the residence halls an was interested in ways to finance them.