Herbert Windsor Mumford I

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Herbert Windsor Mumford I circa 1913

Herbert Windsor Mumford I (1871-1938) was a professor of agriculture from 1901 to 1938 at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.


He was born in 1871. He had a brother, Frederick Blackman Mumford (1868-1946). He worked at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign and was the department head for animal husbandry from 1901 to 1922. He was dean of the UIUC College of Agriculture and the director of the Agricultural Experiment Station and the cooperative extension service from 1922 till his death.[1] He died in 1938.


On June 27, 1946 the board of trustees of the University of Illinois approved a resolution to rename the agricultural building Mumford Hall. The renaming took place on April 17, 1947.[2]


  1. ^ "Herbert W. Mumford". University of Illinois. Retrieved 2008-12-10. 
  2. ^ "University of Illinois: A History of Campus". University of Illinois. Retrieved 2008-12-10. On April 17, 1947, the building was renamed Mumford Hall in honor of Herbert Windsor Mumford for his contributions towards agricultural education. Read aloud at the ceremony was his belief that "Education of the masses and the possibility of subjugated groups are incompatible objectives. The former is in harmony with the spirit of democracy, the later is directly opposed to it." [permanent dead link]