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commissioner , language educator

Hezzie Boyd Mc Whorter, American former collegiate athletic commissioner, English language educator. Named to North Georgia College Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame, 1978; State of Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, 1980. Served with United States Navy, 1945-1947, 51-53. Member National Collegiate Athletic Association (district vice president, council 1968-1972), Southeastern Conference (secretary 1967-1972), Phi Kappa Phi.

Background

Whorter, Hezzie Boyd Mc was born on May 8, 1923 in Cochran, Georgia, United States. Son of Hezzie and Mary (Durham) McWhorter.

Education

Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1945. Master of Arts, University Georgia, 1949. Doctor of Philosophy, University Texas, 1960.

Career

Member faculty, U. Georgia, Athens, 1949-1972;Professor of English, dean College Arts and Sciences, U. Georgiaconsultant athletics to President, U. Georgia, 1986-1992;commissioner, Southeastern Conference, 1972-1986.

Membership

Served with United States Navy, 1945-1947, 51-53. Member National Collegiate Athletic Association (district vice president, council 1968-1972), Southeastern Conference (secretary 1967-1972), Phi Kappa Phi.

Connections

Married Marguerite Antley, November 14, 1964. Children: Carol (Mistress Joel Pittard), William David Volk, Julie (Mistress John McClusky), Hamilton Boyd.

father:
Hezzie McWhorter

mother:
Mary (Durham) McWhorter

spouse:
Marguerite Antley

children:
Carol Whorter (Mistress Joel Pittard)

William David Volk Whorter

Julie Whorter (Mistress John McClusky)

Hamilton Boyd Whorter