Deans of the Academic Board
The position of Dean of the Academic Board was formally authorized by Act of Congress on June 20, 1946. However, the senior professor was referred to as the Dean of the Academic Board or Dean of the United States Military Academy from at least the late 1880s. It can be assumed that this practice may have originated much earlier. If such is true and the senior professor was so designated from the Academy's earliest years, the following individuals, as Professor and Head of their respective deparments, would have had this honorary title.
Jared Mansfield, Department of Natural and Experimental Philosophy, 1818-1827
David B. Douglass, Department of Civil and Military Engineering, 1828-1830
Charles Davies, Department of Mathematics, 1831-1836
Thomas Warner, Department of Geography, History, and Ethics, 1837-1838
Dennis H. Mahan, Department of Civil and Military Engineering, 1839-1871
Albert E. Church, Department of Mathematics, 1872-1877
Henry L. Kendrick, Department of Chemistry, Mineralogy, and Geology, 1878-1880
Patrice de Janon, Department of Spanish, 1881-1882
Peter S. Michie, Department of Natural and Experimental Philosophy, 1883-1900
Charles W. Larned, Department of Drawing, 1901-1911
Gustav J. Fieberger, Department of Civil and Military Engineering, 1912-1921
Charles P. Echols, Department of Mathematics, 1922-1931
Clifton C. Carter, Department of Natural and Experimental Philosophy, 1932-1940
Roger G. Alexander, Department of Drawing, 1941-1945 and Acting Dean, September 2, 1945-July 20, 1946
The following individuals have been formally designated as Dean of the Academic Board. Included is the department in which each was Professor before being appointed Dean; all held the rank of brigadier general.
Questia, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning. www.questia.com
Publication information: Book title: To the Point:The United States Military Academy, 1802-1902. Contributors: George S. Pappas - Author. Publisher: Praeger Publishers. Place of publication: Westport, CT. Publication year: 1993. Page number: 431.
This material is protected by copyright and, with the exception of fair use, may not be further copied, distributed or transmitted in any form or by any means.