Luther Halsey Gulick Jr. was born in Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands back in 1865 to Luther Sr., and Louisa. He studied at Oberlin Academy and at the Sargent Normal School for physical training. He continued his education graduating from the medical school of New York University in 1889. After graduation, he moved to Springfield, Massachusetts where he as the founding superintendent of the physical education of the International YMCA Training school.
He designed a triangle logo- Spirit, Mind & Body that represented the YMCA philosophy, which evolved into the block letter “Y” that is used today. From 1900 to 1908 he was the principal of the Pratt Institute High School. He died in 1918 in Casco, Maine, he was 53.
What you may not know about Luther is that he and his wife Charlotte founded the Camp Fire Girls, an international youth organization now known as Camp Fire. It was the first nonsectarian, multicultural organization for girls in America.
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