You’d be forgiven if you had never heard of the tiny village of Hiram, located in between Cleveland, Akron and Youngstown. But the college in town has made quite the global impact going back centuries.
Hiram College is where 20th President James Garfield studied from 1851-1853 and was principal from 1856-1858. Even as he pursued a political career, Garfield kept a farm in town for years.
The school also won the first-ever Olympic gold medal in men’s basketball at the 1904 Summer Olympics in St. Louis and remains the only college in the country with a team Olympic gold medal.
– Alex Simon, The 100 Companies