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Chandler, J. A. C. (Julian Alvin Carroll) (1872-1934)

Chandler, J. A. C. (Julian Alvin Carroll) (1872-1934)
Variant Name
Chandler, J. A. C.
Historical Note
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. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/J. A. C. Chandler (Julian Alvin Carroll).


Accessed 29 May 2007.

Note Author
Carolyn Whittenburg

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Records or Manuscript Collections
Alvin Duke Chandler Papers, 1896-1984
Julian Alvin Carroll Chandler Papers, 1893-1934
Frank P. McConnell Papers, 1912-1918
Office of the President. Julian Alvin Carroll Chandler Records, 1919-1934
Office of the President. John Edwin Pomfret Records, 1942-1951
Public Works Administration Papers, 1925-1945
Stenographic Report of the Investigation of the Public Schools of the City of Richmond, 1912