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David Crenshaw Barrow, Jr.

Born: Oct 18, 1852

Death: Jan 11, 1929

Birthplace: Oglethorpe County

Nationality: United States

David Crenshaw Barrow, Jr.

Date of Birth : Oct 18, 1852
Date of Death : Jan 11, 1929
Birth Place : Oglethorpe County

David Crenshaw "Uncle Dave" Barrow Jr. served as chancellor of the University of Georgia in Athens from 1906 until his resignation in 1925. His father was David C. Barrow Sr., a planter and a trustee at the university, and his mother was Sarah Pope Barrow. Barrow was born in Wolfskin District, Oglethorpe County, Georgia on October 18, 1852. He married Frances Ingle Childs of Athens in 1879, and they had four children and ten grandchildren. One of his sons, David Francis Barrow, became a member of the UGA Mathematics faculty. Barrow was educated at the University of Georgia, receiving both a B.S. and a degree in engineering, Class of 1874, where he was a member of the Chi Phi Fraternity. After trying the law and geological surveying, he became an Adjunct Professor of Mathematics at the University in 1878. His additional responsibilities included Professor of Civil Engineering, Head of the combined Department of Mathematics and Civil Engineering, Head of Pure Mathematics, and Dean of the Franklin College in 1899. He became the acting chancellor upon then-Chancellor Hill's death. He was subsequently officially named Chancellor in 1906.

Also known as

  • David Crenshaw Barrow


  • Middleton P. Barrow
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