Aycock, William B. (William Brantley), 1915-

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William B. Aycock was a professor in the University of North Carolina School of Law, 1948-1985, and served as chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1957-1964.

From the description of William B. Aycock papers 1942-2006. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 213414476

Legal educator William B. Aycock served as chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1957 to 1964 and as professor at the School of Law for nearly 40 years, retiring as Kenan Professor of Law Emeritus in 1985. The recipient of many honors and awards, Aycock was lauded for his teaching and leadership contributions to the University, where the Department of Family Medicine's building and endowed professionship bear his name. Aycock was also known for his opposition to the Speaker Ban and as the man who hired basketball coach Dean Smith.

  • 1915: Born October 26, 1915, in Lucama, N.C.
  • 1932: Graduated from Selma High School, Johnston County, N.C.
  • 1936: Received B.S. in education from North Carolina State University, where he served as student body president
  • 1937: Received M.A. in history from the University of North Carolina
  • 1937 - 1940 : Public school teacher for history and assistant football coach, Greensboro, N.C.
  • 1940 - 1942 : National Youth Administration Chief of Project Planning and Control in the State Office, Raleigh, N.C.
  • 1941: Married Grace Mewborn of Snow Hill, N.C.
  • 1942 - 1945 : United States Army: recipient of Bronze Star, Silver Star, and Legion of Merit; Judge Advocate General's Corps
  • 1945 - 1948 : Student, University of North Carolina School of Law: first in class, editor of North Carolina Law Review, Order of the Coif
  • 1948 - 1949 : Assistant professor, University of North Carolina Law School
  • 1948: Admitted to the North Carolina Bar
  • 1950 - 1955 : Associate professor, University of North Carolina Law School
  • 1951: Special assistant to Frank Porter Graham on United Nations Mission for India and Pakistan
  • 1953: Admitted to practice before the United States Court of Military Appeals, Washington, D.C.
  • 1954: Visiting professor, University of Texas Law School, summer session
  • 1955: Professor of law, University of North Carolina Law School
  • 1955: Publication: Military Law Under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, co-authored with Colonel Seymour Wurfel
  • 1956: Acting Dean, University of North Carolina School of Law
  • 1956 - 1957 : Visiting professor, University of Virginia School of Law
  • 1957 - 1964 : Chancellor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • 1964: Publication: Selected Speeches
  • 1964: Rejoined faculty of University of North Carolina School of Law
  • 1964: Board of directors, Orange Savings and Loan
  • 1966: Appointed Kenan Professor of Law, University of North Carolina School of Law
  • 1974 - 1982 : Member, Moorehead Central Committee
  • 1976 - 1979 : Board of directors, University of North Carolina General Alumni Association
  • 1985: Retired as full-time faculty member
  • 1989: Publication: Speeches and Statements

From the guide to the William B. Aycock Papers, 1942-2006, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Chancellor. Records of the Office of Chancellor : William Brantley Aycock series, 1957-1964. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Student Leaders Oral Histories, 2010-2012 Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Photographic Services. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library Photographic Services photographs, 1976-2003. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn John Mason Brown papers, 1922-1967. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Aycock, William B. (William Brantley), 1915-. William B. Aycock papers 1942-2006. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf William B. Aycock Papers, 1942-2006 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn Miscellaneous Albums, 1838-1986 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
creatorOf Aycock, William B. (William Brantley), 1915-. William B. Aycock albums, 1963-1964 ; 1986. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Graham, Frank Porter, 1886-1972. Frank Porter Graham papers, 1908-1990. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Friday, William C. (William Clyde). William C. Friday photographic collection, 1951-1980s. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Office of the Senior Vice President and Vice President for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina (System) Records, 1932-2000 (bulk 1954-1996) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. University Archives.
referencedIn Prouty, William W. William W. Prouty photographic collection, circa 1955-1961. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn E. E. Cummings papers, 1870-1969. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Morton, Hugh M. Hugh Morton photographs and films: People and events, late 1920s-early 2000s (bulk 1940s-1990s) (Series 2). University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Hugh Morton Photographs and Films,  , late 1920s-2006, (bulk 1940s-1990s) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. North Carolina Collection.
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College administrators--History--20th century
Universities and colleges--History--20th century
India--Pakistan Conflict, 1947-1949
Academic freedom
College sports
Law teachers--History--20th century
College integration
World War, 1939-1945--Photographs
Freedom of speech
Basketball--Betting
Education, Higher--History
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