Education: Resignation at Williamsburg

The last thing President Pomfret seemed to care about was a big-time football team. Though he looked more like a small-town banker than a scholar, John Edwin Pomfret had won a solid reputation as a historian at the University of South Carolina and Princeton long before he came to Virginia's ancient* College of William and Mary (enrollment 1,800). When William and Mary called him in 1942, he was dean of the graduate school at Vanderbilt University. His plan for W. & M.: to give it one of the first-rate academic programs in the South....