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Kenyon College

Kenyon College is a highly-selective private liberal arts[?] college founded in Gambier, Ohio in 1824. It is Ohio's oldest private institute of higher learning. Originally an all-male institution aligned with the Presbyterian Church, it became co-educational in 1973.

Among its famous alumni are President Rutherford B. Hayes, Secretary of War under Lincoln Edwin Stanton[?], Supreme Court Justice David Davis[?], Swedish Prime Minister Olaf Palme[?], and actor Paul Newman.

Kenyon's men's and women's swimming teams, lead by Jim Steen are generally concidered the best in NCAA Division III, with the men's team winning 23 national championships and the women's 18.

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