Edwin A. Greenlaw

Edwin A. Greenlaw

Edwin A. Greenlaw

Associated Building(s): Greenlaw Hall;

Other Relationships: Professor of English, Dean of the Graduate School

Birthplace: Flora, Illinois

Lifespan: 1874-04-06/1931-09-10

Race: White

Sex: Male

Relationship(s) to University: Administrator, Professor

Era(s): World War I

Involvement(s): Progressivism

Narrative: https://unchistory.web.unc.edu/building-narratives/greenlaw-hall/

More info: https://museum.unc.edu/exhibits/show/names/greenlaw-hall

Latitude/Longitude: 38.669216, -88.487014

Edwin A. Greenlaw (1874-1931) was the head of the English Department, editor for Studies in Philology, and Dean of the Graduate School. It was through his efforts that the English Department at UNC was recognized as one of the best in the country and that UNC was inducted into the Association of American Universities. In 1970, the new English builing at UNC was named after him.

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