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College and University Presidents

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  • David Starr Jordan, Ph.D., LL.D. (1851 - 1931)
    David Starr Jordan, Ph.D., LL.D. (January 19, 1851 – September 19, 1931) was a leading eugenicist, ichthyologist, educator and peace activist. He was president of Indiana University and Stanford Univ...
  • Brantley York (1805 - 1891)
    Dr. York was a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and notwithstanding his blindness, was one of the greatest educators North Carolina ever produced. He was one of the founders of Old Tr...
  • James Carter Blasingame (1866 - 1941)
    James Carter Blasingame, college president and businessman, was born in Zebulon, Ga., to Thomas J. and Cecelia Adams Blasingame. In 1892 he received the A.B. degree from the University of Georgia, be...
  • William Ernest Bird (1890 - 1975)
    William Ernest Bird, educator, was the fifth of nine children born to Charles Asbury Bird and Sarah Ermina Terrell. Bird's paternal ancestors emigrated from England to Virginia, then to North Carolin...
  • Vice-Admiral John William Leopold McClintock (1874 - 1929)
    Vice-Admiral John William Leopold McClintock, CB, DSO (26 July 1874 – 23 March 1929) was a Royal Navy who became President of the Royal Naval College, Greenwich.

College and University Presidents