Burr Walter Torreyson

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Burr Walter Torreyson was the second president of the University of Central Arkansas, what was then called Arkansas State Normal School, serving from 1917 to 1930.

Torreyson was a former Fort Smith High School principal. Torreyson had served on the school's board of trustees from 1908 to 1917 before becoming president. Over this period he also served as a state school inspector.

Doyne was born on December 10, 1855, in Hillsboro, Virginia.


  • Jimmy Bryant, The Centennial History of the University of Central Arkansas (Virginia Beach, VA: Donning Company, 2008), 30.

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