Omer Clyde Aderhold

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Omer Clyde Aderhold
President of the
University of Georgia
In office
Preceded by Jonathan Clark Rogers
Succeeded by Frederick Corbet Davison
Personal details
Born (1899-11-07)November 7, 1899
Lavonia, Georgia[1]
Died July 4, 1969(1969-07-04) (aged 69)
Athens, Georgia
Alma mater University of Georgia, Ohio State University

Omer Clyde "O.C." Aderhold (November 7, 1899 – July 4, 1969) was President of the University of Georgia (UGA) in Athens from 1950 until 1967.

Aderhold was born in Lavonia, Georgia on November 7, 1899. He graduated from UGA in 1923 and received a master's degree, M.A. from UGA as well in 1930. He went on to receive his Ph.D. from Ohio State University in 1938.

Joining the faculty of UGA in 1929 as associate professor of education, Aderhold he became dean of the College of Education in 1946. He was named President of the University in 1950.

Aderhold retired in 1967 and died in Athens on July 4, 1969. He is buried in Oconee Hill Cemetery in that city.


  1. ^ "Omer C. Aderhold". From Ahmedunggar to Lavonia Presidents at the University of Georgia 1785-1997. University of Georgia Libraries, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library. 
Preceded by
Jonathan Clark Rogers
President of the University of Georgia
1950 – 1967
Succeeded by
Frederick Corbet Davison