Photograph of Joseph D. Eggleston

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Photograph of Joseph D. Eggleston


Born Nov. 13, 1867, in Prince Edward County, Virginia. Attended Prince Edward Academy and Hampden-Sydney College, where he received the A.B. in 1886 and later the A.M. degree. Married Julia Johnson of Farmville; had one son and one daughter. Taught in public schools in Virginia, Georgia, and North Carolina from 1886-89. Taught in Asheville, North Carolina, high school, 1891-93, and was superintendent of public schools there from 1893-1900. Was appointed editor and secretary of Bureau of Information and Publicity of the Southern Education Board at the University of Tennessee in 1902. Was superintendent of Prince Edward County public schools from 1903-05 and Virginia state superintendent of public instruction from 1906-13. Was chief of the Division of Rural Education, U.S. Bureau of Education, Jan. 1-July 1, 1913, when he became VPI president at age 45. Resigned presidency in 1919 to become president of Hampden-Sydney. Died March 13, 1953, in Prince Edward County at age 85.


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