H. Edgar Timmerman

Portrait of H. Edgar Timmerman, circa 1930-1932

Appointed the first director of the Norfolk Division, H. Edgar Timmerman was just 29 when he came to Norfolk in the fall of 1930. Prior to the appointment, Timmerman was a doctoral candidate at Columbia University and an instructor in the History Department at New York University. He was well liked by both students and faculty and was known as an efficient administrator. Timmerman resigned in 1932 and later became a lawyer in New York.


  1. Old Dominion Univeristy Photographic and Multimedia Collection,  Special Collections and Univeristy Archives, Perry Library, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, 23529.


  1. Bookman, Steven and Jessica Ritchie. Old Dominion University: A Campus History Series.  Arcadia Publishing. Charleston, South Carolina, 2017.