Davison, Fred C. (Fred Corbet), 1929-2004
"Upon graduation [from the University of Georgia's Veterinary School] in 1952, Dr. Davison set up a private practice in Marietta. In 1958, he relocated to Iowa State University, where he taught and conducted research for the Atomic Energy Commission. He returned in 1963 to become Dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine, a position he left in 1966 to serve as Vice Chancellor with the Board of Regents. He returned again to Athens in 1967 to serve as President of the University, a position he held until 1986. Since leaving UGA, Davison has served as a private consultant to several scientific interest groups, based out of Savannah."--"Fred C. Davison" in From Ahmedunggar to Lavonia Presidents at the University of Georgia 1785-1997, online exhibit, http://www.libs.uga.edu/hargrett/pexhibit/presiden/davison.htm.
Archival Collections and Reference Resources
- WSB-TV Newsfilm Collection (Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection)
- WSB-TV newsfilm clip of reporter Lo Jelks commenting on the controversy surrounding the Board of Regent's confirmation of Dean Rusk's appointment to the faculty of the University of Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia, 1969 December 28 (Moving images)
- WSB-TV newsfilm clip of reporter Lo Jelks interviewing administrators and students about the possibility of merging two colleges, one historically white and one historically African American, in Savannah, Georgia, 1970 May 11 (News)
- WSB-TV newsfilm clip of students at the University of Georgia marching on campus and meeting with university president Fred Davison in an attempt to gain university support for African American students on campus, Athens, Georgia, 1974 February 26 (News)
- WSB-TV newsfilm clip of students at the University of Georgia responding to a reporter's questions about the school's integration in Athens, Georgia, 1961 January (News)