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Edwin Alderman

Born: May 15, 1861

Death: Apr 29, 1931

Birthplace: Wilmington

Profession: Teacher

Nationality: United States

Edwin Alderman

Date of Birth : May 15, 1861
Date of Death : Apr 29, 1931
Birth Place : Wilmington

Edwin Anderson Alderman served as the President of three universities. The University of Virginia's Alderman Library is named after him, as is Edwin A. Alderman Elementary School in Wilmington and Alderman dorm at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Alderman was the key leader in higher education in Virginia during the Progressive Era as president of the University of Virginia, 1904-31. His goal was the transformation of the Southern university into a force for state service and intellectual leadership and educational utility. Alderman successfully professionalized and modernized Virginia's system of higher education. He promoted international standards of scholarship, and a statewide network of extension services. Joined by other college presidents, he promoted the Virginia Education Commission, created in 1910. Alderman's crusade encountered some resistance from traditionalists and never challenged the Jim Crow system of segregated schooling.


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