John Edward Horner, who served three decades as Hanover College's president and oversaw its reconstruction following a devastating 1974 tornado, has died at age 92.
Hanover College director of publications Sandra Guthrie says Horner died Thursday of natural causes at his Durham, N.C., home.
Horner was appointed president of the private college in the Ohio River town of Hanover in 1958, serving until 1987. His tenure included construction of more than a dozen buildings and facilities on the 650-acre campus.
Horner also oversaw the campus' reconstruction after it was heavily damaged by an F4 tornado on April 3, 1974, that caused $10 million in damage.
Survivors include his wife of more than six decades, Anne Evans Horner; son Scott Horner; daughters Joanne Woerner and Heather Hohlt; and seven grandchildren.
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