Jones, Bob, Jr.
▪ 1998

      American clergyman and educator (b. Oct. 19, 1911, Montgomery, Ala.—d. Nov. 12, 1997, Greenville, S.C.), was board chairman and chancellor of Bob Jones University, a fundamentalist Christian institution that gained attention in the 1970s when it opted to lose its federal tax-exempt status rather than allow interracial dating among its students. Bob Jones College was founded in College Point, Fla., in 1927 by Jones's father, evangelist Bob Jones, Sr. The school later relocated to Cleveland, Tenn., and then to Greenville in 1947, when it became known as Bob Jones University. Jones graduated from the college in 1930 and later taught a number of classes there. The nondenominational university, which in 1997 had an enrollment of about 5,000, enforced strict rules for students: a ban on interracial dating and a dress code that dictated ties for men and skirts for women. Jones held the posts of acting president (1932-47) and president (1947-71). In 1971 he was elected chancellor, and his son, Bob Jones III, succeeded him as president; in addition, Jones had held the post of chairman since 1964. He wrote a number of books, notably the autobiographical Cornbread and Caviar (1985).

* * *

Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Jones, Roy, Jr. — ▪ 2004       On March 1, 2003, Roy Jones, Jr., became only the second light heavyweight boxing champion to win a heavyweight title when he won a 12 round decision over John Ruiz in Las Vegas, Nev., to capture the World Boxing Association belt.… …   Universalium

  • Jones Street (Manhattan) — Jones Street is a street located in Greenwich Village in the New York City borough of Manhattan. Jones Street runs between Bleecker Street and West 4th Street.Jones Street is often confused with Great Jones Street in NoHo, located a little more… …   Wikipedia

  • Bob Jones, Jr. — Robert Reynolds Jones, Jr. (October 19, 1911 November 12, 1997) was the second president and chancellor of Bob Jones University. Born in Montgomery, Alabama, Jones was the son of Bob Jones, Sr., the university s founder. He served as president… …   Wikipedia

  • Bob Jones, Sr. — For other people known as Doctor Bob , see Doctor Bob (disambiguation). Bob Jones, Sr. Born Robert Davis Reynolds Jones[1] October 30, 1883 …   Wikipedia

  • Bob Barr — Infobox Congressman name = Bob Barr date of birth = Birth date and age|1948|11|5|mf=y place of birth = Iowa City, Iowa death date = death place = state = Georgia district = 7th term = January 3, 1995–January 3, 2003 preceded = Buddy Darden… …   Wikipedia

  • Bob Jones — may refer to: * Bob Jones, Sr., Christian evangelist who founded Bob Jones University * Bob Jones, Jr., Bob Jones, Sr. s son, and second president of the university * Bob Jones III, Bob Jones, Sr. s grandson, and third president of the university …   Wikipedia

  • Bob Hope — (1986) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Bob Barr — Robert Laurence „Bob“ Barr Jr. (* 5. November 1948 in Iowa City, Iowa) ist ein US amerikanischer Rechtsanwalt und Politiker. Er ist verheiratet mit Jeri Barr (geborene Dobbin). Das Ehepaar hat vier Kinder und sechs Enkel. Sie leben in Smyrna im… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Bob Riley — (2004) Robert Renfroe „Bob“ Riley (* 3. Oktober 1944 in Ashland, Clay Clounty, Alabama) ist ein US amerikanischer Politiker (Republikanische Partei) und ehemaliger Gouverneur des Bundesst …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Bob Livingston — Robert (Bob) Linlithgow Livingston Jr. (* 30. April 1943 in Colorado Springs, Colorado) ist ein US amerikanischer Politiker. Er war von 1977 bis 1999 republikanischer Abgeordneter im Repräsentantenhaus der Vereinigten Staaten für den Bundesstaat… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”