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Chancellor John W. Harrelson at desk
College administrators
Original Format:
Black and white print (photograph)
8 x 10 inches
Item identifier:
North Carolina State College. Office of Information Services more info on North Carolina State College. Office of Information Services 
Created Date:
circa to
John William Harrelson was born on June 28, 1885, in Double Shoals Community, Cleveland County, North Carolina. He graduated from North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts (later North Carolina State University) in 1909 with a bachelor's degree in engineering. In 1915 he received a master's degree in mechanical engineering from the same school. From 1909-1934 Harrelson served as instructor, assistant professor, associate professor, professor, and eventually department head of mathematics at North Carolina State College. In 1934, he was appointed Dean of Administration at North Carolina State College. That title was changed to Chancellor in 1945, and Harrelson held this position until his retirement in 1953. There were two breaks in Harrelson's tenure at the college. The first was during his military employment in 1917-1919. The second was during the period 1929-1933 when he served as the Director of the State Department of Conservation and Development. Throughout his life, Harrelson was active in the civic and religious affairs of Raleigh, North Carolina. He served on many governmental and private boards, commissions, and councils. He died in Raleigh on March 12, 1955.
Portrait photographs
Harrelson, J. W. (John William), 1885-1955 more info on Harrelson, J. W. (John William), 1885-1955 
North Carolina State University -- Administration more info on North Carolina State University -- Administration 
North Carolina State College more info on North Carolina State College 
Raleigh (N.C.)
Digital Project:
University Archives Photographs