1950

Rice dedicates Wiess Hall, known briefly as North Hall, in March to the memory of Harry Carothers Wiess, founder of Humble Oil and a Rice Trustee (1944-1948). Named vice-chairman in 1947, Wiess promises funds for the building after his death. His widow Olga Keith Wiess oversees the legacy, and the building opens in 1949.

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