Portrait of Caldwell.
April 21, 1773|
Lamington, New Jersey
|Died||January 27, 1835
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
|Alma mater||Princeton University|
|Occupation||Educator, Religious Minister|
|Known for||1st President of the University of North Carolina|
|Term||1796-1797 (presiding professor)
1799-1804 (presiding professor)
|Predecessor||Charles Wilson Harris
James Smiley Gillaspie
|Successor||James Smiley Gillaspie
Robert Hett Chapman
David Lowry Swain
Helen Hogg Hooper
Joseph Caldwell (April 21, 1773 – January 27, 1835) was a U.S. educator, Presbyterian minister, and mathematician. He was the first president of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, holding the office from 1804 until 1812, and from 1816 until his death in 1835. He was born in Lamington, New Jersey.
Caldwell County, North Carolina is named for him.
- Autobiography and Biography of Rev. Joseph Caldwell, D.D., L.L.D., First President of the University of North Carolina. Chapel Hill, [N.C.]: J.B. Neathery, 1860.
- Joseph Caldwell Papers at The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
- Caldwell Monument
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