Edward Mayes (1846-1917) was the Chancellor of the University of Mississippi from 1887 to 1891.
He was born in Hinds County, Mississippi, in 1846. He attended Bethany College, then served as a private in the American Civil War. He graduated from University of Mississippi in 1868. He worked as a lawyer in Coffeeville and Oxford. In 1877, he taught law at University of Mississippi. He served as its Chancellor from 1887 to 1891. He then taught law at Millsaps College.
- History of Education in Mississippi
- Lucius Q.C. Lamar: his life, times, and speeches. 1825-1893 (1896)