List of Davidson College people

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The following is a list of notable people associated with Davidson College, located in the American city of Davidson, North Carolina.

Notable alumni[edit]

Arts, film, theatre, and broadcasting[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Business[edit]

Education[edit]

Law[edit]

Medicine[edit]

Military[edit]

Politics (elected office)[edit]

Public and private service[edit]

Religion[edit]

Writers, journalists, & publishers[edit]

Faculty[edit]

Presidents of the college[edit]

  • Robert Hall Morrison (1837–41), father of Mary Anna Jackson, the wife of Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson
  • Samuel Williamson (1841–55)
  • Drury Lacy (1855–60)
  • John Lycan Kirkpatrick (1860–66)
  • George Wilson McPhail (1866–71)
  • John Rennie Blake (1871–77), served as Chief Administrative Official after President McPhail when there was no official president
  • Andrew Dousa Hepburn (1877–85)
  • Luthar McKinnon (1885–88), first alumnus to serve as president
  • John Bunyon Shearer (1888–1901)
  • Henry Louis Smith (1901–12), with his students at Davidson produced possibly the first X-ray photographs in the United States in 1896[8]
  • William Joseph Martin, Jr. (1912–29)
  • Walter Lee Lingle (1929–41)
  • John Rood Cunningham (1941–58)
  • David Grier Martin (1958–68)
  • Frontis W. Johnston (acting; 1968)[9]
  • Samuel Reid Spencer, Jr. (1968–83)
  • Frontis W. Johnston (acting; 1983–84)[9]
  • John Wells Kuykendall (1984–97)
  • Robert Fredrick Vagt (1997–2007)
  • Thomas W. Ross (2007–10)
  • John Wells Kuykendall (interim; 2010–11)[10]
  • Carol E. Quillen (2011–present)[11]

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