Education: Tigert to Florida

U. S. Commissioner of Education John James Tigert, 46, handed last week his resignation to Secretary of the Interior Roy O. West and announced that he had accepted the presidency of the University of Florida.

He was one of the few appointees of President Harding who had stood the test of time. Born in Tennessee, he was the first citizen of that state to win a Rhodes scholarship. At 27, as president of Kentucky Wesleyan College, he selected chairs for greybeards. In Florida, he will manipulate a university, adequately supported by the state, including...

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