Union Notables Exhibit

An ongoing, rotating exhibit featuring extraordinary people from Union College, Union Notables is a celebration of the great men and women who have studied and worked at Union from its founding in 1795 to the present day. 

Located in the Schaffer Library Atrium, the Union Notables exhibition will feature a new group of three “notables” every six months. 

Current Exhibit (Spring - Summer 2014)
Andrew Van Vranken Raymond
 Class of 1875

Many argue that Andrew Van Vranken Raymond saved Union College from extinction. One of the College's most important and effective leaders, Raymond (1854-1918), Class of 1875, was the last Union alumnus to become President of the College, serving from 1894 until 1907.


Linda Klein 

Linda Klein’s successful career as a lawyer reflects her commitment to her clients, fellow bar members, and non-profit organizations. She began her legal career at a time when there were few women lawyers, and has worked to improve women’s positions in the legal profession. Currently serving as managing shareholder of the Georgia offices of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, Klein’s first several years as an attorney were spent in all-male law practices.

Elias Peissner

Elias Peissner ‘s political activity as a young student in Bavaria led to his exile from his native country to the United States, where he became the only member of the Union College faculty ever to give his life in military service.


Union College has a rich and wonderful past, and has helped shape some of the greatest minds of the 19th and 20th centuries. As we move into the future, we continue to look back at those who have been here before us, and at their extraordinary achievements.

Each time a new group of “notables” is installed, the preceding “notables” will each be given a new permanent home, in classrooms, department offices, and other public spaces on campus.