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Who is W.B. Bizzell

Who is W.B. Bizzell?

“Author, educator, and university president, William Bennett Bizzell, the only son of George McDuffie and Sarah Elizabeth Wade Bizzell, was born on October 14, 1876, in Independence, Texas. A dedicated scholar, he received two degrees from Baylor University and two from the Illinois College of Law. He also earned a master's degree from the University of Chicago in 1913 and a doctorate from Columbia University in 1921. After his family moved to Navasota, Texas, he met and married Carrie Wray Sangster, on August 16, 1900. They had two children. He served as Navasota's public school superintendent from 1900 to 1910. Between 1910 and 1914 he was president of the College of Industrial Arts (now Texas Woman's University) at Denton, Texas. In 1914 he accepted the presidency of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas (now Texas A&M University).”