William Lofland Dudley Biographical File

Summary Information

Dudley, William Lofland (1859-1914)
VUMC Historical Images and Biographies
William Lofland Dudley Biographical File
Date [inclusive]
1883 - 2005
0.1 Cubic feet
Biographical file includes photographs, articles, news clippings, obituaries, and academic journal articles.

Preferred Citation

Dudley, William Lofland (1859-1914). Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.

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Historical or Biographical Note

William Lofland Dudley earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1880. He earned an honorary degree of Doctor of Medicine at Miami Medical College in 1885. Dudley became Professor and Chair of Chemistry at Vanderbilt University in 1886, where he introduced organic chemistry courses to the curriculum. Appointed Dean of the Medical School in 1895, Dudley raised the standards for admission, increased enrollment, recruited stronger faculty, and added new buildings to campus throughout his tenure. His research interests includes the hazards of both cigarette smoking and x-ray usage.

Dudley Field at Vanderbilt was named for the professor, in dedication to his advancement of college athletics and his service as president of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association. Additionally, Dudley served as Director of Affairs of the 1897 Tennessee Centennial Exposition. He remained at Vanderbilt until his retirement in 1912.

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Subject Headings

Other Keywords - Digital Library Subjects

  • Chemistry
  • Health Administration
  • Tennessee History
  • Vanderbilt History
  • VUMC History

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