Thomas H. Carroll

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Not to be confused with Thomas Henry Carroll Mason, son of William Temple Thomson Mason

Thomas Henry Carroll II (12 May 1914 – 27 July 1964)[1][2] was the President of the George Washington University from 1961 to 1964.

Career[edit]

Carroll gained degrees from the University of California at Berkeley (Economics and business, 1934) and Harvard Business School, then became an assistant dean at Harvard from 1939 to 1942.[3] He served in the US Naval Reserve as a lieutenant junior grade during World War II from August 1942 to December 1945.[1] He became Dean of the College of Business Administration at Syracuse University in 1945,[4] and then Dean of the School of Commerce at the University of North Carolina in 1950.[5] He was president of the Harvard Business School Association for 1955-56. He became an Associate Director of the Ford Foundation in November 1953,[6] and became vice-president of the foundation before becoming president of George Washington University in 1961.[7] He was succeeded as president of the university by Lloyd H. Elliott in 1964 following his death.

Personal life[edit]

Carroll was born in San Francisco, California.[1] He married Polly Holcolin Burgess in December 1941[3] and had two sons, Thomas III and Bruce.[2] He died from a heart attack in 1964 and was buried at Arlington National Cemetery.[2] His widow Polly died in 1993.[8]

Books[edit]

  • Carroll, Thomas H. Business Education for Competence and Responsibility.The American Association of Collegiate Schools of Business, Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press, 1954

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Current biography yearbook 23. H.W. Wilson Company. 1963. p. 78. 
  2. ^ a b c "Thomas Carroll, Educator". New York Times. 28 July 1964. 
  3. ^ a b "Dec 13. chosen as date for Polly Burgess wedding". Berkeley Daily Gazette. 7 November 1941. Retrieved 21 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Carroll Named Dean at Syracuse". New York Times. 17 November 1945. 
  5. ^ "Carroll New Dean". The Robesonian. 6 February 1950. Retrieved 21 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "Ford Fund name a Sixth Director; Dr. T. H. Carroll, Business Dean of North Carolina U., to Join Foundation Panel at Once". New York Times. 12 November 1953. 
  7. ^ "University Names New President". New York Times. 7 August 1960. 
  8. ^ "Obituaries". Washington Post. 19 September 1994. 

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