John Chandler (educator)

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John Chandler (born September 5, 1923 in Mars Hill, North Carolina) was the 12th president of Williams College, from 1973 to 1985. He was also president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities from 1985 to 1990.[1]

Chandler graduated from Wake Forest in 1945, and completed a doctorate in 1954 from Duke University. He taught at Wake Forest beginning in 1948, and moved to Williams in 1955. At Williams, he became the Cluett Professor of Religion in 1965. He left Williams for the AACU in 1985; on his return in 2001, he became the Class of 1948 Distinguished Visiting Professor of Leadership Studies.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "John Wesley Chandler (1923–). Williams College President 1973–1985", Williams College Archives and Special Collections, May 20, 2011, retrieved 2014-12-05<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>.