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Hatcher, T. W. (Thomas Watkins), 1900-



  • Existence: 1900-

Biographical Note

T. (Thomas) W. (Watkins) Hatcher was a student at VPI from 1919 to 1922, graduating with a defree in Mechanical Engineering. In 1924, Hatcher joined the Math Department as an Instructor, and became an Assistant Professor in 1926. He received a PhD in Mathematics from Cornell University in 1931. In 1943, he was named Acting Head of the department at VPI, a position that became permanent the following year. He served as Head of the Math Department until 1963. Hatcher retired in 1964, and began contributing to a scholarship that has continued in his name ever since. He was also on the Board of the National Bank of Blacksburg. Hatcher died in 1979.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Framed photograph of Thomas Watkins Hatcher

 Collection — Frame 1
Identifier: Art-203
Scope and Contents

Framed black and white photograph (24 x 28 inches) of Thomas Watson Hatcher, head Department of Mathematics, 1943-1963

Dates: after 1953

T. W. Hatcher Collection

Identifier: Ms-1987-040

The collection contains notes from Hatcher's tenure as a student at VPI, as well as VPI ephemera from the 1950s. The collecton contains photographs from campus and other locations, taken in the 1920s. Later materials consist of reports from the National Bank of Blacksburg.

Dates: 1919 - 1970; Majority of material found within 1920 - 1930

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