LANG, GEORGE, 1879-1971


Professor of philosophy. BornРFeb. 22, 1879, Wellwood, Ayrshire, Scotland. ParentsРGeorge McCraken and Mary (James) Lang. In 1883 family moved to Carbon Hill, Ala., where his father opened a coal mine. EducationРSouthwestern 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. 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. A lifelong bachelor; lived in the same room in the McLester Hotel for 31 years.  Awarded honorary degrees by the University of Alabama (1925) and Southwestern Presbyterian University (1937). Died May 24, 1971.


“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.