Solomon Pool

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Solomon Pool
Solomon Pool.jpg
President of the University of North Carolina
In office
1869–1872
Preceded by David Lowry Swain
Succeeded by Charles Phillips
Personal details
Born (1832-04-21)April 21, 1832
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Died April 8, 1901(1901-04-08) (aged 68)
Greensboro, North Carolina
Profession Educator

Solomon Pool (April 21, 1832 – April 8, 1901) was the fourth president of the University of North Carolina. His father was a wealthy slave-holding planter of English descent, his mother was descended from French Huguenots.[1] Pool entered the University of North Carolina in 1849 and graduated in 1853.[2] Pool became president of the university in 1869.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dictionary of North Carolina Biography: Vol. 5, P-S, Volume 5 edited by William S. Powell page 119
  2. ^ Dictionary of North Carolina Biography: Vol. 5, P-S, Volume 5 edited by William S. Powell page 119
  3. ^ Dictionary of North Carolina Biography: Vol. 5, P-S, Volume 5 edited by William S. Powell page 120
  • Alumni Files (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill); Samuel A. Ashe, ed., Cyclopedia of Eminent and Representative Men of the Carolinas (1892);
  • Kemp P. Battle, History of the University of North Carolina (1912);
  • Chapel Hill Newspaper, 15 July 1973; Thomas N. Ivey, ed., Handbook of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, In North Carolina and Almanac for 1902 (1901);
  • Journal of the North Carolina Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (1900);
  • Ralph I. Pool, "Pool Family of Pasquotank, North Carolina" (no date); Raleigh News and Observer, 3 Sept. 1950;
  • Van Noppen Papers (Manuscript Department, Duke University Library, Durham).

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