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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

September 10, 1931
Edwin Greenlaw, former Kenan Professor of English, died in Chapel Hill. One of the first five Kenan Professors at the University, he also served as head of the English Department, editor of Studies in Philology, and dean of the Graduate School. He left the University to accept the Sir William Osler Professorship of English Literature at Johns Hopkins University in 1925. Greenlaw Hall on the campus of the University was named for him in 1970.