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Grambling in Lincoln Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Ralph Waldo Emerson Jones, Sr.

"Prez"

— (August 6, 1905 - April 9, 1982) —

 
 
Ralph Waldo Emerson Jones, Sr. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, May 14, 2020
1. Ralph Waldo Emerson Jones, Sr. Marker
Inscription.  
R.W.E Jones, affectionately known as "Prez", was President of Grambling State University from 1936 until his retirement in 1977. He was the second president of the historically black university. Jones began his career at Grambling teaching chemistry, physics and mathematics. After becoming president in 1936, he led the school's transition to a teacher training college. Having been a former player himself, Jones launched the Grambling baseball team. He was also the dean of men and the college registrar.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducation.
 
Location. 32° 32.281′ N, 92° 42.831′ W. Marker is in Grambling, Louisiana, in Lincoln Parish. Marker can be reached from Legends Avenue south of Interstate 20, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 108 Legends Avenue, Grambling LA 71245, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. LaFayette Franklin "Fate" Richmond (here, next to this marker); Frederick Hobdy (here, next to this marker); Bernie T. Woodard
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(here, next to this marker); Judson Hartwell Grambling (here, next to this marker); Reverend Julius A. Mansfield (here, next to this marker); Collie J. Nicholson (here, next to this marker); Charles P. Adams (here, next to this marker); Richard J. Joseph Gallot, Sr. (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grambling.
 
More about this marker. Located in the Grambling Walk of Fame/Legends Square
 
Ralph Waldo Emerson Jones, Sr. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, May 14, 2020
2. Ralph Waldo Emerson Jones, Sr. Marker
Grambling Walk of Fame/Legends Square image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, May 14, 2020
3. Grambling Walk of Fame/Legends Square
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 23, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 233 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 23, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.

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