The author of this booklet, Mr. Theodore Herfurth, is one of the University of Wisconsin's most loyal friends. His interest in the University and concern for the welfare of its students span several generations of Wisconsin men and women.
He entered the University with the Class of 1891, and upon leaving it, became associated with his father in the conduct of an insurance business established many years before. Mr. Herfurth later became the chief executive of Theodore Herfurth, Inc., and serves in that capacity today.
In 1928 he established for senior men at the University of Wisconsin "The Theodore Herfurth Award for Initiative and Efficiency," and in 1913 a similar award for women; both evidence of his concern for the recognition and advancement of competency and achievement among Wisconsin students.
He also created a series of comparatively similar awards at Madison public high schools.
In addition to this effective aid in the University's scholarship program, Mr. Herfurth has made a sound contribution to his Alma Mater by writing this document concerning one of Wisconsin's historic events.
L. E. LUBERG
Assistant to the President