Alfred Hume

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Alfred Hume (1866–1950) was the Chancellor of the University of Mississippi from 1924 to 1930, and from 1932 to 1935.[1]


He was born in Tennessee in 1866.[1] He received a PhD from Vanderbilt University.[1] He taught mathematics and astronomy at the University of Mississippi, until he served as its Chancellor from 1924 to 1930, and again from 1932 to 1935.[1] He prevented Governor Theodore G. Bilbo from moving Ole Miss to Jackson, Mississippi.[1]


Secondary sources[edit]

  • Dr. Alfred Hume: his leadership as vice chancellor, acting chancellor, and chancellor of the University of Mississippi (1905-1945), Frances Egger Watson, Oxford, Mississippi: University of Mississippi Press, 1987