- James S. Buchanan
James Shannon Buchanan (
October 14 1864— March 20 1930) was the fourth president of the University of Oklahoma.
Buchanan was born in 1864 to Thomas and Rebecca Jane in
Franklin, Tennessee. His grandfather, Major John Buchanan, was one of the founders of Nashville, Tennessee. Also, his brother, John P. Buchananwas a governorof Tennessee. [cite web|url=http://digital.library.okstate.edu/chronicles/v008/v008p350.html |title=Chronicles of Oklahoma, Vol 8, No 3, September, 1930 |accessdate=2006-07-03 |accessmonthday= |accessyear= |author= |last= |first= |authorlink= |coauthors= |date= |year= |month= |format=HTML |work= |publisher=Oklahoma Historical Society |pages= |language= |archiveurl= |archivedate=] He graduated from Cumberland Universityin 1885 with a Bachelor of Sciencedegree and he did graduate work at both Vanderbilt Universityand the University of Chicago. He received his LL.D.from Kingfisher Collegein 1917.
Buchanan was one of two southern Democrats on the faculty prior to
Oklahomabecoming a state. Because of this, he was one of the few who survived the cuts the newly elected Democratic governor of Oklahoma, Charles N. Haskell, made to the University; cuts which included the first president of Oklahoma, David Ross Boyd. [cite news | first = David W. | last = Levy | author = | coauthors =| url = http://digital.libraries.ou.edu/sooner/articles/p28-30_1996v16n3_OCR.pdf | title = Combatting the Image of "Godlessness" in 1909 | work = | publisher = Sooner Magazine | pages = 28-30 | page = | date = Spring 1996 | accessdate = 2006-07-03 | language = ] He came to the university in 1895 as a professor of history. Through the years, he progressed up the ranks. Soon, he was head of the department of history and shortly thereafter the dean of the college of arts and sciences. He also was a busy man outside of his university duties. He was an official in his church, the superintendent of his Sunday school, member of a civic club, member of the chamber of commerce, and of a prominent fraternal organization. [cite news | first = Charles N. | last = Gould | author = | coauthors =| url = http://digital.libraries.ou.edu/sooner/articles/p283_1930v2n8_OCR.pdf | title = Buchanan, the man | work = | publisher = Sooner Magazine | pages = | page = 283 | date = May 1930 | accessdate = 2006-07-03 | language = ] He was dean of the college of arts and sciences for 14 years before he was named acting president of the university on July 1 1923and named president one year later. [cite book | title=The University of Oklahoma: A History of Fifty Years 1892-1942 | first=Roy | last=Gittinger | publisher=University of Oklahoma Press | location=Norman, Oklahoma ] He was not in office very long but he still had several notable accomplishments. For one he was responsible for the reestablishment of the Oklahoma Geological Survey. [cite news | first = Roy | last = Gittinger | author = | coauthors =| url = http://digital.libraries.ou.edu/sooner/articles/P17-18,26-27_1950v22n5_OCR.pdf | title = The Class of 1924 | work = | publisher = Sooner Magazine | pages =17-18, 26-27 | page = | date = January 1950 | accessdate = 2006-07-03 | language = ] Also, the concept and fundraising began for a combination football stadium/student union began during his year as president. After he was replaced as university president, he remained at OU serving as the Vice-President of the university.
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