J. A. C. Chandler (Julian Alvin Carroll)

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Julian Alvin Carroll Chandler, the 18th president of the College of William and Mary served from 1919 until his death May 31, 1934. Chandler is credited with transforming this institution from a small, struggling liberal arts college for men into a modern coeducational institution of higher learning. Chandler was born in Caroline County, Virginia October 29, 1872. This strong, vibrant president earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the William and Mary in the early 1890s. He then earned his doctorate in history at Johns Hopkins University in the mid 1890s. After an early teaching career at both Richmond’s Woman’s College and Richmond College, he served for a decade as superintendent of the Richmond public schools, overhauling and expanding that school system on the progressive model before returning to his alma mater. Chandler also worked for the Silver Burdett school textbook company in New York City.

J. A. C. Chandler (Julian Alvin Carroll) in the SCRC database.

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