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D. Andrew, A.B. 1913-1918 A. D. Wolfinger, D.D. 1918-1923 Presidents 1951 E. R. Hoke, Ph.D. 1924-1931 C. W. Smythe, A.B. was President of the College, 1855-1859. W. R. Weaver, A.M. was the Dean and Acting President of the College, 1908-1910. 1 1. R. Omwake, Ped.D., Litt.D. 1931-1942 A. R. Keppel, Ped.D., LL.D., Litt.D. 1942-
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raasDBaBB H. H. Smith, LL.D. 1852-1855 A. S. Vaughan, A.B. 1859-1861 C. Clapp, D.D. 1861-1900 Pictures of three presidents of Catawba College were not available for inclusion on this page. C. H. Albert, A.B. was the first Principal of Catawba, 1851-1852. CATAWBA 1851- C. H. Mebane, A.B. 1900-1904 G. A. Snyder, D.D. 1904-1908 F. Buchheit, A.M. 1910-1913
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mm ■ - ' • »■•■; ' ■ ' ■•-..■■■.• HISTORY OF CATAWBA COLLEGE At a meeting of the Classis of the Reformed Church in St. Matthew ' s Arbor, Newton, North Carolina, in 1849, Judge M. L. McCorkle suggested that a college be formed to educate the young men of the church so that they would not have to make the arduous trip to Pennsylvania, and so that higher education might be fostered locally. The school, called Catawba for a local river which in turn was named for a tribe of Indians, was opened in the " Old Academy Building " in New- ton on December 3, 1851. Professor Charles H. Albert was the first Principal. For many years Catawba consisted of a College and an Academy. Catawba was formallv chartered by the State of North Carolina on December 17, 1852. Many men were instrumental in the development of the College. One of the foremost was Dr. J. C. Clapp, who served as President for forty years beginning in 1861. He was in that position when Catawba became co-educational. The first women students were Miss Willie Augusta Lantz and Miss Emma Clapp. Catawba grew rapidly from its humble beginning. The " Old Academy Build- ing " was outgrown soon after the school began. This infant institution of higher learning was soon moved to " Old White Church. " After remaining there for sev- Scko-laAlUifL ujlUU Gluzsiactesi
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