Dr James Henry Carlisle

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Dr James Henry Carlisle

Winnsboro, Fairfield County, South Carolina, USA
Death 21 Oct 1909 (aged 84)
Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, South Carolina, USA
Burial Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, South Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 32751136 · View Source
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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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  • Created by: Monica Woodward
  • Added: 8 Jan 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 32751136
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr James Henry Carlisle (4 May 1825–21 Oct 1909), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32751136, citing Magnolia Cemetery, Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Monica Woodward (contributor 36164438) .