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Northwest Missouri State University


The Gaunt House Society

Born in Staffordshire, England, on April 4, 1830, Mr. Thomas W. Gaunt was the son of Thomas Gaunt and Catherine Wooley. He moved to Nodaway County in 1857, where he established his own plant nursery cultivating a wide variety of ornamental, shade and fruit trees. The Thomas Gaunt House was constucted during the 1870s. It has been the home for all Northwest presidents since its donation in 1905 by the daughters of Thomas Gaunt. 

Donors who have contributed between $500,000 and $999,999 in lifetime gifts are members of The Gaunt House Society.

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