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A WIESS SCHOOL HISTORICAL TIMELINE

1900 - 1909

1907

Edgar Odell Lovett, an energetic young mathematician and astronomer from Princeton University, is named Rice’s first president. Lovett had a B.A. from Bethany College and two Ph.D.'s, one from the University of Virginia and the other from the University of Leipzig. In May 1941 Lovett resigned officially from the presidency, but he continued to serve until February 1946 because World War II made it too difficult to recruit a new president. Lovett died August 13, 1957 at the age of 86.