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Dr James Henry Carlisle
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Birth: May 4, 1825
Winnsboro
Fairfield County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Oct. 21, 1909
Spartanburg
Spartanburg County
South Carolina, USA

President of Wofford College

Dr. Carlisle was an original faculty member of Wofford College in 1854 and later served as its president from 1875 to 1902.

He taught mathematics and astronomy and was lovingly referred to by students as 'The Doctor' for the interest he took in developing each individual student's moral and spiritual character. He was considered the "most distinguished South Carolinian of his day".

In 1912, The James H. Carlisle Memorial Hall opened as Wofford's first residential dormitory, paid for by $55,000 in donations from Spartanburg citizens.

He was the son and grandson of Irish immigrants from County Antrim.
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Margaret Jane Bryce Carlisle (1825 - 1891)*
 
 Children:
  James Henry Carlisle (1863 - 1940)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
"The power of that life abides with us yet and will abide"
 
Burial:
Magnolia Cemetery
Spartanburg
Spartanburg County
South Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Monica Woodward
Record added: Jan 08, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 32751136
Dr James Henry Carlisle
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Dr James Henry Carlisle
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Dr James Henry Carlisle
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Third President of Wofford College.
- Jim Savage
 Added: Jul. 24, 2013
Thank you for your service
- Julious
 Added: Dec. 7, 2012

- David ~ Effie
 Added: Sep. 16, 2009
 
 
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