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Dayton A. Reed

Third Principal
1890 - 1892

The keystone of Arizona's educational system and its main source of teachers was the Arizona Territorial Normal School in Tempe. Classes had already started in 1886, held in a four-room building with 33 students in attendance. When the Reed-Storment era began, it was clear to them that better facilities had to be developed in order to provide a good teaching environment for students. Reed and Storment are credited with establishing funds for and beginning construction of the historic building and intellectual symbol of the university today, Old Main.