Edward Mayes

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Edward Mayes
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Born(1846-12-15)December 15, 1846
Hinds County, Mississippi
DiedAugust 9, 1917(1917-08-09) (aged 70)
Jackson, Mississippi
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Edward Mayes (December 15, 1846 – August 9, 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] He died in Jackson, Mississippi, aged 71.[3]


  • 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 Archived May 31, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ a b c d Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Mississippi (Vol. 2 Part 1), Firebird Press, 1999, p. 423 [1]
  3. ^ "Law Notes". 1918.