DR. GEORGE WILLIAM BROCK, college president, was born February 18, 1864, on the Etowah-Cherokee line, the son of Josiah and Louisa (Riggs) Brock. He was county superintendent of Cherokee County.
He attended Gaylesville School, State Normal School at Florence, and was graduated in 1900 with A. B. degree from the University of Alabama. The University awarded him a LL.D. degree in 1920.
Dr. Brock was superintendent of schools at Opelika, 1902-1907; instructor in Summer School, University, 1905-1908; chairman of the faculty, Livingston State Teachers College, 1907-1910; president of Livingston State Teachers College, 1910-1936. He was named president emeritus in 1936 until his death in 1941.
In 1899 he married Carrie L. Luttrell, of Oxford, Alabama. Mrs. Brock died 1908. They had one daughter, Mildred, who married A. L. Lippitt of Atlanta. In 1910 Dr. Brock married Miss Mary Boyd, of Atlanta, Georgia. Mrs. Mary Boyd Brock is living today at Livingston State Teachers College.
Dr. Brock was a Phi Beta Kappa, University of Alabama. Howard College bestowed a LL.D. degree upon him in 1917.
Source: Mrs. Frank Ross Stewart, Cherokee County [Alabama] History, 1836—1956, Volume 2 (Centre, Alabama, 1959), p. 353. Reprinted with permission.