By Harry Lipsiea
Journal Sports
Frederick Lawson Hovde is linked to history as a result of many different accomplishments. For many, the man, who passed away in 1983, is remembered as the longest-reining president at Purdue University.

By Harry Lipsiea
Journal Sports
Frederick Lawson Hovde is linked to history as a result of many different accomplishments. For many, the man, who passed away in 1983, is remembered as the longest-reining president at Purdue University.
To others, Hovde is still best known as Bronko Nagurski's college quarterback.
In Devils Lake, much of his legacy relates to being a key member of the 1925 State Championship basketball team: Devils Lake High School's only state title team to date.
Perhaps, 37th U.S. President Richard Nixon said it best at Hovde's retirement dinner.
"Anyone who could be an All-American quarterback and Rhodes Scholar has to have a wonderful combination of brains and athletic ability," Nixon said June 24,1971 in Indianapolis, Ind.
In his address to a full room that night, the now deceased president noted that there were two things that made Hovde extremely successful no matter what he did.
"What Fred Hovde stands for most is brains and character," Nixon stated. "That is the tradition he leaves with Purdue, and with America."

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