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Floyd Starr, Kahlil Gibran Was a Man I called My Friend (Undated Talk)
Floyd Elliot Starr
(1883-1980) was the founder and president of the Starr Commonwealth for Boys in Albion, Michigan, which he guided for more than fifty years. After attending Albion College and receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1910, he was employed at the Bernarr McFadden’s Healthatorium in Chicago and then at the Beulah Home for Boys. In 1913, he was able to purchase forty acres of land on Montcalm Lake and established his own nonprofit home and residential school for delinquent, homeless, and neglected boys, that later became the Starr Commonwealth for Boys.