Uel W. Lamkin

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Uel Walter Lamkin (January 18, 1877 – September 16, 1956) was president of Northwest Missouri State University from 1921 to 1945.

Lamkin was born in California, Missouri. He attended the private Clinton, Missouri Academy run by his father. He attended the University of Missouri but did not receive a degree.[1]

He taught in Clinton and was Henry County, Missouri school superintendent, president of Missouri Teachers Association 1912-1913, Missouri education inspector, Missouri superintendent of schools 1916-1918 and president of the National Education Association 1928-29.[2][3]

During his tenure:[4]

Bearcat Arena was named Lamkin Gymnasium for many years. The Arena is now in the Lamkin Activity Center which also includes Martindale Gym. He is buried in Englewood Cemetery in Clinton County.[5]


Academic offices
Preceded by
Ira Richardson
President of the Northwest Missouri State University
Succeeded by
J.W. Jones