Edward Mayes

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Edward Mayes (1846-1917) was the Chancellor of the University of Mississippi from 1887 to 1891.[1][2]


He was born in Hinds County, Mississippi, in 1846.[1][2] He attended Bethany College, then served as a private in the American Civil War.[1][2] He graduated from University of Mississippi in 1868.[1][2] He worked as a lawyer in Coffeeville and Oxford.[1] In 1877, he taught law at University of Mississippi.[1] He served as its Chancellor from 1887 to 1891.[1] He then taught law at Millsaps College.[1]


  • History of Education in Mississippi
  • Lucius Q.C. Lamar: his life, times, and speeches. 1825-1893 (1896)


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Ole Miss biography[dead link]
  2. ^ a b c d Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Mississippi (Vol. 2 Part 1), Firebird Press, 1999, p. 423 [1]