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Frank Pierrepont Graves

President Graves


Frank Graves was the President of the University of Wyoming from 1896-1898. During his administration, the university's enrollment struck the then all-time-high of 100 students. Graves at the time was one of the youngest college presidents in the United States. At 27 years old, he had already achieved his Ph.D. and had taught classical languages and philosophy for five years. He taught Greek and classical philology at Tufts College (1891-96), was president of the University of Wyoming (1896-1898) and of the University of Washington (1898-1903), and later served as professor of education and dean at the University of Missouri, Ohio State University, and the University of Pennsylvania. From 1921 until his retirement in 1940, he was commissioner of education and president of the University of the State of New York. He wrote several works on both the Greek language and the history of education, as well as three volumes of addresses and papers.


Predecessor: Albinus A. Johnson

Successor: Elmer E. Smiley

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Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-4121

Fax: 307-766-4128


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