Congressional Edition Volume . 4114

Congressional Edition Volume . 4114

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...of the South Carolina College as the successor of President Cooper. This gentleman had voluntarily retired from a successful career of public life in the State legislature and Congress. He was a good type of the old-time South Carolina gentleman of wealth, scholarly tastes, and general cultivation, of which the late Governor Aiken, of South Carolina, was a conspicuous example. His high social reputation, personal dignity, and courtesy of manner were a mollifying influence upon the excitable student temperament that had become the terror of president and professor and the alternate amusement and indignation of the outward world. He resigned the presidency in 1841, having restored the attendance upon the College to its usual number, in the neighborhood of 200. After a brief term of service by Prof. Robert Hay came the brilliant administration of Hon. William C. Preston, who, for six years, held up the institution to the highest degree of general prosperity during its entire history. The administration of Hon. William C. Preston from 1845 to 1851 was a notable event in the history of the South Carolina College. During these years the attendance of students rose to its highest figures, 237, the average attendance being 191. The whole number of graduates during the fifty-live years, from 1806 to 1861, was 1,740, an annual average of less than 32. President W. C. Preston was by all odds the most conspicuous personage yet placed at the head of the college. His brilliant career in the Senate of the United States, where he ranked among the foremost of the distinguished orators who then dominated that body, fircst attracted national attention to this institution. Under his popular administration the college, in the language of its historian, became "a...
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  • Paperback | 684 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 35mm | 1,202g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236512952
  • 9781236512956