Harry J. Carman

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Harry J. Carman
Dean Carman at bat during a Student-Faculty ballgame
See also Wikipedia's article about "Harry J. Carman".

Harry Carman GSAS '19 was the fourth Dean of Columbia College. A champion of the Core Curriculum, he was very popular among students. He advised many, including Jacques Barzun, and even helped with their expenses. An agricultural historian, he maintained a working farm upstate even while dean. James Shenton spent some time working there while a student. He was compelled to retire as dean at age 65, but remained teaching for three more years.

Carman Hall is named after him.

Preceded by
Herbert E. Hawkes
Dean of Columbia College 
1943-1950
Succeeded by
Lawrence H. Chamberlain


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