David Crenshaw "Uncle Dave" Barrow Jr.
(October 18, 1852 – January 11, 1929) served as chancellor of the University of Georgia
(UGA) in Athens
from 1906 until his resignation in 1925 (The head of the University was referred to as chancellor instead of president from 1860 until 1932). His father was David C. Barrow Sr., a planter and a trustee at the university, and his mother was Sarah Pope Barrow.
Barrow was born in Wolfskin District, Oglethorpe County
on October 18, 1852. He married Frances Ingle Childs of Athens in 1879, and they had four children and ten grandchildren. One of his sons, David Francis Barrow, became a member of the UGA Mathematics faculty.
Barrow was educated at the University of Georgia, receiving both a B.S.
and a degree in engineering (C & M.E.), Class of 1874, where he was a member of the Chi Phi Fraternity
. After trying the law
and geological surveying
, he became an Adjunct Professor
of Mathematics at the University in 1878. His additional responsibilities included Professor of Civil Engineering
(1883), Head of the combined Department of Mathematics and Civil Engineering, Head of Pure Mathematics, and Dean of the Franklin College
in 1899. He became the acting chancellor upon then-Chancellor Hill's
death (1905). He was subsequently officially named Chancellor in 1906.
At the time of his appointment as chancellor, the University of Georgia could be accurately described as a collection of colleges, consisting of a liberal......