McMaster loses oldest alumnus

McMaster’s Alumni Association is mourning the loss of the University’s oldest alumnus.

Reginald Whidden, a two-time graduate of the University, has died at the age of 107.

Whidden earned a BA in English in 1925 and a Master of Arts in 1928.

His father, Whidden Hall namesake Howard Whidden, was University President during the institution’s move to Hamilton from Toronto, and was the first occupant of the Chancellor’s Residence, now called Alumni House, located on the west side of campus.

McMaster’s current oldest living graduate is believed to be from the class of 1928.