North American Scholar
HAMILTON, Alfred Porter
A.B. Southern U. (Greensboro, AL), 1908; study at Leipzig, 1909-10; M.A. U. Pennsylvania, 1911; Ph.D., 1923; study at U. Chicago, 1912-3.
- Professional Experience:
Prof. Lat. & Germ. Huntington Coll. (Montgomery, AL), 1912-7; asso. prof, to prof, class: langs. & Germ. Millsaps Coll. (Jackson, MI), 1917-59; chair depts. class, langs. & German, 1923-57; dean freshmen, 1930-46; prof, class, langs. & Germ. Bellhaven Coll. (Jackson, MI), 1959-64; pres. So. Sect. CAMWS, 1942.
“Compounds of the Word 'Cow': A Study in Semantics” (Pennsylvania, 1923).
The son and grandson of Methodist ministers, Alfred P. Hamilton was a devoted teacher at Millsaps and an enthusiastic supporter of CAMWS, serving as president of the Southern Section in 1942 and as first vice-president in 1945. He undertook the maintenance of communication between Latin teachers in the state and served as a source of teaching materials and information as state vice-president for CAMWS. He was active in the cultural life of Jackson, served on the local board of education, and wrote a history of his Methodist church. At his retirement in 1958 the faculty established the Alfred Porter Hamilton Chair of Classical Languages.
Willliam T. Jolly, CJ 60 (1964-5) 143; The Story of Jackson: Biographical Sketches of the Builders of Mississippi (Jackson, 1953) 2:450-3.
- Author: Ward W. Briggs, Jr.