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Vernon Lane Wharton

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Vernon Lane Wharton, American college dean.


Wharton, Vernon Lane was born on September 29, 1907 in Handsboro, Mississippi, United States. Son of Guy Verner and Fannie Henningham (Lane) Wharton.


Bachelor of Arts, Millsaps College, 1928. A.M., U. North Carolina, 1931, Doctor of Philosophy., 1940. Student of University Michigan, summer 1937, Yale, summer 1950.


Teacher Slidell (Louisiana) High School, 1933-1935. Instructor social science Millsaps College, 1935-1937, successively associate professor, professor of history and sociology, head department sociology, 1939-1942, 46-52. Dean College and Graduate School, Texas Woman’s U., 1952-1956.

Dean College Liberal Arts, University Southwestern Louisiana, since 1956.


  • Author: The Negro in Mississippi, 1865-1890, 1947. Contributor to Reconstruction in the South, 1952. Contributor articles professional and business journals.


Member General Conference Board of World Peace, Methodist Church, 1948-1952. Served as Lieutenant commander of The United States Navy Reserve, 1942-1946. Member American, Southern history associations, American Association University Professors, Public Affairs Research Council Louisiana, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Beta Kappa Associates, Omicron Delta Kappa, Pi Kappa Delta, Theta Chi.

Phi Eta Sigma.; Club: Rotary.


Married Beverley Dickerson, June 16, 1943. Children: John Beverley, Vernon Lane.

Guy Verner Wharton

Fannie Henningham (Lane) Wharton

Beverley Dickerson

John Beverley Wharton

Vernon Lane Wharton