Alfred Hume (1866–1950) was the Chancellor of the University of Mississippi from 1924 to 1930, and from 1932 to 1935.[1]



He was born in Tennessee in 1866.[1] He received a PhD from Vanderbilt University.[1] He taught mathematics and astronomy at the University of Mississippi, until he served as its Chancellor from 1924 to 1930.[1] Hume then taught mathematics at Rhodes College (then known as Southwestern)[2] before returning to the University of Mississippi in 1932, where he remained until 1935.[1] He prevented Governor Theodore G. Bilbo from moving Ole Miss to Jackson, Mississippi.[1]

He was a member of Beta Theta Pi.


Secondary sourcesEdit

  • Dr. Alfred Hume: his leadership as vice chancellor, acting chancellor, and chancellor of the University of Mississippi (1905-1945), Frances Egger Watson, Oxford, Mississippi: University of Mississippi Press, 1987


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Ole Miss biography". Archived from the original on 2010-05-31. Retrieved 2010-07-24.
  2. ^ Rhodes College Digital Archives (1930). "Alfred Hume, professor of mathematics". Rhodes College Digital Archives. Retrieved 6 Feb 2019.