George Gore

Biographical Information

A native of Nashville, Tennessee, Dr. Gore received his early education and training in the public schools and was graduated from Pearl High School with honors. He received the A.B. degree from DePauw University, the Ed.M. degree from Harvard University, the Ph.D. degree from Columbia University, LL.D. degree from DePauw University, LL.D. degree from the University of Miami, and the Litt.D. degree from the University of Florida.

From the beginning the development of literary interest and skills of the students was a major academic objective of the institution. It was into this setting that Gore, an English and journalism teacher assumed his duties during the fall of 1923. Dr. George W. Gore served as Dean of Tennessee A. & I. State College from 1928 to 1950.

He founded Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society at Tennessee A. & I. State College in Nashville on November 26, 1937. From this small beginning there are chapters located throughout the nation.

In 1950 he became President of Florida A. & M. University and was named President Emeritus upon his retirement in 1968. Returning to Nashville, he served as Visiting Professor and Lecturer at George Peabody College and Interim President of Fisk University.

Dr. Gore was known as the pioneer teacher of journalism and is the author of the book, Negro Journalism.

Some of his affiliations included Founder and Executive-Treasurer Emeritus, Alpha Kappa Mu National Honor Society; President, American Teachers Association; President, Council of Presidents of Florida Degree Granting Institutions; Beta Kappa Chi, Alpha Phi Alpha, Harvard-Radcliffe Club of Nashville and Agora Assembly.

Dr. Gore received numerous awards and recognition and authored numerous publications.