Spalding Hall

PHILIP EDMUNDS SPALDING (1889-1968), for whom Spalding Hall is named, was born in Minneapolis, the son of A. Walter and Anna Talbot Spalding. After attending Stanford University he entered the business of his father, a prominent architect and builder in Minneapolis and Seattle. Spalding came to Hawai'i in 1912 with his brother, Walter, to complete a contract for the construction of the US Marine Corps barracks at Pearl Harbor. He served in WWI, then joined Lewers and Cooke as a vice president. Later he was associated with C. Brewer. He was a director of Hawaiian Electric Co. for 42 years, and board chairman of Hawaiian Electric for 23 years. Spalding was chairmen of the UH Board of Regents from 1943-1961 during a period of great growth for the university. He was founder and first president of the University of Hawai'i Foundation. The gracious Spalding family home in Makiki Heights is now the Contemporary Museum.
University photo by Masao Miyamoto

* "In Memoriam; Philip Edmunds Spalding, 1889-1968." (Honolulu, 1968). A copy of this document is held by the Hawaiian Collection, University of Hawaii Libraries.


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