George Huddesford (academic)

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For his son, the painter and satirical poet, see George Huddesford.

George Huddesford (1699? – 1776), D.D., was an English academic administrator and museum keeper at the University of Oxford.

Huddesford was elected President (head) of Trinity College, Oxford in 1731, a post he held until 1776.[1] During his time as President of Trinity College, he was Keeper of the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford from 1732 to 1755. He was also Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University from 1753 until 1756.[2][3]

Rev. George Huddesford (1749–1809), a painter and satirical poet based in Oxford, was his son. His younger son, William Huddesford took over from his father as Keeper of the Ashmolean Museum in 1755.[4]


  1. ^ Salter, H. E.; Lobel, Mary D., eds. (1954). "Trinity College". A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 3: The University of Oxford. Victoria County History. pp. 132–143. Retrieved 16 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Previous Vice-Chancellors". University of Oxford, UK. Retrieved 16 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Vice-Chancellors from the year 1660". The Oxford University Calendar. University of Oxford. 1817. pp. 27–28. Retrieved 18 July 2011. 
  4. ^ M. St John Parker, ‘Huddesford, William (bap. 1732, d. 1772)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, September 2004; online edition, January 2008, accessed 16 February 2010. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/14025.
Academic offices
Preceded by
William Dobson
President of Trinity College, Oxford
Succeeded by
Joseph Chapman
Preceded by
John Browne
Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University
Succeeded by
Thomas Randolph