Born in Orange County, Virgina in 1808, William Wilson Hudson first came to the University in 1843. Hudson was the University's first professor of mathematics but he also taught physics and astronomy. In 1856 Hudson was selected to be the third president of the University of Missouri. Serving as president for only three years, Hudson died in office in 1859. In recognition of his service to the University, Hudson Residence Hall was named in his honor.
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Stephens, Frank F., A History of the University of Missouri, University Press, 1962.
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