Lyman Hall

1859 to 1905
Lyman Hall was born in Americus, Georgia on February 18th, 1859. He attended Mercer University and thereafter was admitted into the United States Military Academy. However, he wasn't able to have a military career. He instead taught mathematics the Georgia Military Academy and the South Carolina Military Academy. He then became a professor at the Moreland Park Military Academy before finding his way to Georgia Tech. At Tech, Hall was a professor and also served as the second president of the school. He is most famously known for bringing the School of Polymer, Textile & Fiber Engineering to Georgia Tech. He also oversaw the introductions of degrees in electrical engineering, civil engineering, textile engineering, and engineering chemistry.
Notable Accomplishments: 
  • Introduced 4 degrees to Georgia Tech
  • Second president of Georgia Tech