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LEILA PEYTON HALL ENDOWED PRESIDENT'S SCHOLARSHIPS


Leila Peyton Hall’s first husband, George L. Peyton, served on SMU’s Board of Trustees from 1934 to 1939. Upon his death, Mrs. Hall completed his term of office. She provided SMU with funds for Peyton Hall, a residence hall named in her honor. She also funded the Peyton Lectureship in Preaching, an endowment to honor the memory of George Peyton, who was a Methodist minister, director of Wesley Bible Choir and a professor of religion at SMU. Mrs. Hall died in 1972, and the Leila Peyton Hall Endowment was established in 1977 through a bequest.