In honor of Edwin A. Alderman

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Tree species:
Quercus palustris
Common name:
Pin Oak
Carr's Hill
Date planted:
not known

In 1904, Dr. Alderman became the first president of the University of Virginia, a title he held for twenty seven years until his death. He worked tirelessy to promote the idea of "education for all". As a member of the General Education Board under Woodrow Wilson, Alderman became nationally known as a promoter of universal education. The University's main library is named in his honor. He is buried in the University of Virginia's cemetery.


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