William H. Louis, Missouri in Danforth was raised in Charleston, Missouri. Ralston's checkerboard logo evolved from a personal development concept Danforth put forth in his book I Dare You! Danforth proposed that four key components in life need to be in balance. In the illustration, "Physical" was on the left, "Mental" on top, "Social" on right and "Religious" on the bottom. To be healthy, you needed the four squares to stay in balance and one area was not to develop at expense of the other. Through the Danforth Foundation , he subsidized the construction of 24 Danforth Chapels on college campuses around the United States, and one in Japan. It is part of the Draper Building. The outer wall contains stones from Danforth's personal collection, obtained from various locations of historic importance.
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William H. Danforth joined the Washington University Medical School faculty in l In l, he was appointed professor of internal medicine and from to he was Vice Chancellor of Medical Affairs and president of the Washington University Medical Center. He holds a B. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, on April l0, l, he received his B.
William Bill Henry Danforth II 10 April  — 16 September  was a physician , professor of medicine, and academic administrator. He was chancellor of Washington University in St. Louis from until He was the grandson of Ralston-Purina founder and St. Louis businessman William H. Danforth , and the brother of former U. Senator John Danforth. William Danforth was born and grew up in St. Louis , Missouri.
Chancellor Emeritus William H. Danforth, MD, who served as chancellor for 24 of his more than 65 years of service to Washington University in St. Louis, died Wednesday, Sept. He was Danforth, who was also an emeritus trustee, led the university into an era of remarkable accomplishment in higher education, scholarship and clinical care.