The Legacy Begins

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A 1941 photo captures four young people who
would play major roles in SMU’s future: (Front, from left) Jim Collins ’37, who became an SMU trustee and eight-term U.S. Congressman; his brother, the late Carr Collins Jr. ’39, Dallas businessman and namesake of Carr Collins Hall; and their sister, Ruth Collins Sharp Altshuler ’48, trustee and former Board chair. Behind them is friend Edwin L. Cox Sr. ’42, former SMU Board chair and benefactor of the Cox School of Business. They gathered at the train station as Carr headed off to attend Harvard Business School.

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