Edward Gwathmey became the second director of the Norfolk Division of the College of William & Mary in September 1932 after the resignation of H. Edgar Timmerman. Gwathmey was an English professor at William & Mary. His tenure as director of the division was brief as he resigned in December 1932 to become president of Converse College in Spartansburg, South Carolina.
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