Samuel Charles Black
|Samuel Charles Black|
|Fifth President of Washington & Jefferson College|
October 22, 1919 – July 25, 1921
|Preceded by||Frederick W. Hinitt|
|Succeeded by||Simon Strousse Baker|
|Born||September 6, 1869
|Died||July 25, 1921
|Resting place||Clarinda, Iowa|
|Alma mater||Parsons College|
Black was born on September 6, 1869, at Monticello, Iowa and graduated from Parsons College. He was Washington & Jefferson College on April 18, 1919 and was inaugurated October 22, 1919. By the spring of 1920, the college had the largest enrollment in any one year during its history, increasing from the low point during the World War I years to 368 men freshmen. Black took leave of the college for summer of 1921 to marry. While on a honeymoon tour of national parks in Colorado, he became sick and died in Denver, Colorado on July 25, 1921. He was buried in Clarinda, Iowa, the home of his parents.
- Black, Samuel Charles (1910). Plain Answers to Religious Questions Modern Men Are Asking. Philadelphia: The Westminster Press. p. 203.
- "Samuel Charles Black (1919-1921)". U. Grant Miller Library Digital Archives. Washington & Jefferson College. 2003-09-04.
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