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Vanderbilt Collection - Peabody Campus - Wyatt Center

Subject/Title:
John M. Claunch
1906 - 1990
Artist:Goode P. Davis
Date Created:1975
Owner/Location:Vanderbilt University
Frame Dimensions:
Image Dimensions:31 1/2" x 41 1/2"
Materials/Media:oil on canvas
Condition:Excellent

Description:Mr. Claunch is standing in full academic regalia wearing a red tie and holding a book in his left hand while his right clasps his left wrist.
History of Work:This portrait of President Claunch hangs in the Wyatt Center for Education on the Peabody campus of Vanderbilt University.
Notes:John Claunch, who grew up in Louisiana, received his bachelor's degree from Stephen F. Austin State Teachers College in Texas. After teaching in public schools for several years, he received the Ph.D. degree from the University of Texas and went on to teach at Southern Methodist University where he became the chair of the Department of Government and the dean of Dallas College, an adult education facility established by SMU. It was from there that he moved to Nashville in 1967 to become the president of Peabody College for Teachers where he remained until 1974.

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