Robert Cook Edwards

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Robert Cook Edwards, served as Clemson University's eighth and longest-serving president, 1958-1979. Edwards graduated from Clemson in the Class of 1933, the second alumnus to hold the head position.

Early years

Edwards was born March 25, 1914 in Fountain Inn, South Carolina, the son of John T. and Effie Cook Edwards. He distinguished himself early by his industriousness and won a scholarship to Clemson Agricultural College at the conclusion of his tenth grade school year.

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Preceded by: Robert Franklin Poole Presidents of Clemson Succeeded by: Bill Lee Atchley