LANG, GEORGE, 1879-1971


Philosopher, teacher. Born– Feb. 2, 1879, Wellwood, Ayrshire, Scotland. Parents– George McCraken and Mary (James) Lang. Family moved to Carbon Hill, Ala. in 1883, where his father opened a coal mine. Education– Southwestern Presbyterian University, Clarksville, Tenn., B.A., 1905; B.D., 1906; University of Edinburgh, 1908-1909; University of Berlin, 1912-1913; Columbia University, M.A., 1925; Alabama Presbyterian College, D.D., 1916; University of Alabama, LL. D., 1925; Southwestern Presbyterian University, Litt.D., 1937. Taught, Alabama Presbyterian College, Anniston, 1910-1915; president, Alabama Presbyterian College, 1916-1918; chair, Philosophy Dept., University of Alabama, 1918-1949. Executive Secretary for the State Council of Defense in World War I; founded the Rotary Club of Anniston, 1916; director, Tuscaloosa Chapter, American Red Cross.


“Looking Back,” Tuscaloosa News, January 16, 2012.

Alabama Collection, Gorgas Library, University of Alabama.


The Outlook for Literature in Alabama. S.l.; s.n., 1936.