Frank LeRond McVey
10 November 1869 - 4 January 1953

Photo of Frank L. McVey

Frank LeRond McVey was the third president of the University of Kentucky, from 1917 until his retirement in 1940.

He was born in Ohio in 1869 and graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1893. He received a Ph.D. in economics from Yale in 1895. His career included teaching at Columbia and the University of Minnesota. He was also an editorial writer for the New York Times and president of the University of North Dakota. He died in 1953 and was buried in the Lexington Cemetery.

McVey Hall on the University of Kentucky campus was named in his honor.

Link to Biographical Notes