John Crumpton Hardy

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John Crumpton Hardy (December 24, 1864 – October 30, 1938)[1] was the President of the Mississippi Agricultural and Mechanical College (now Mississippi State University) from 1900 - 1912.[2]


John Crumpton Hardy was born in Newton, Mississippi on December 24, 1864 to John D. and Martha Hardy. He attended Mississippi College where he earned a BA and an MA and Earned a Law degree at Millsaps College.[3][4][5]

Before becoming president of Mississippi A&M College Hardy served as superintendent of the Jackson, Mississippi, schools for nine years. In 1912 he became president of Baylor Female College (now the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor) in Belton, Texas.[6]


  1. ^ Kappa Alpha Order (1900). The Kappa Alpha Journal. Kappa Alpha Order. 
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  3. ^ Kappa Alpha Order (1900). The Kappa Alpha Journal. Kappa Alpha Order. pp. 467–. 
  4. ^ Rowland, Dunbar (1907-01-01). Mississippi: Contemporary biography. Reprint Company. ISBN 9780871522221. 
  5. ^ Ballard, Michael B. (2008-01-01). Maroon and White: Mississippi State University, 1878-2003. Univ. Press of Mississippi. ISBN 9781604733105. 
  6. ^ B., WILDER, JOHN. "HARDY, JOHN CRUMPTON". Retrieved 2016-04-12. 

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Academic offices
Preceded by
John M. Stone
President of Mississippi State University
Succeeded by
George Robert Hightower