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William Preston Few (1867-1940)

 
 
William Preston Few (1867-1940) Marker Front image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, July 13, 2008
1. William Preston Few (1867-1940) Marker Front
Inscription.
[Front]:
William Preston Few, prominent Southern educator, was born 1.6 mi. NE in 1867. Few received his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1896 and joined the faculty of Trinity College, Durham, N.C., that same year. He became Trinity's fifth president in 1910 and was instrumental in transforming the small Methodist college into a major university by cultivating the financial support of industrialist James Buchanan Duke (1856-1925).

[Reverse]:
Few Persuaded Duke to establish the Duke Endowment in 1924, a trust which created Duke University and which still supports it and other institutions and charities in the Carolinas, including children's homes, hospitals, Davidson College and John C. Smith University in N.C., and Furman University in S.C. William Preston Few was the first president of Duke University, serving from 1924 until his death.
 
Erected 1997 by Furman University. (Marker Number 23-23.)
 
Location. 34° 58.468′ N, 82° 21.382′ W. Marker is near Travelers Rest, South Carolina, in Greenville County. Marker is on Jackson Grove Road (State Highway S23-262), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker is located on the property of Jackson Grove Methodist
William Preston Few (1867-1940) Marker Reverse image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, July 13, 2008
2. William Preston Few (1867-1940) Marker Reverse
Church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1401 Jackson Grove Road, Travelers Rest SC 29690, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Laodicea Langston Springfield (approx. 2.7 miles away); The "Pearis" of "Paris" Mountain (approx. 3.1 miles away); Bull's Eye! (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Dam for Reservoir 2 (approx. 3.2 miles away); Getting Water from Here to There (approx. 3.3 miles away); Open to the Sky (approx. 3.3 miles away); Barracks in the Woods (approx. 3.3 miles away); The Original Water Filter (approx. 3.3 miles away); What's So Special About this Bridge? (approx. 3.3 miles away); Come On In, the Water's Fine! (approx. 3.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. William Preston Few. William Preston Few (1867—1940) was the first president of Duke University and the fifth president of its predecessor, Trinity College. (Submitted on September 7, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. William Preston Few 1867 - 1940. William Preston Few, was continuously associated with Duke University and Trinity College for forty-four years first as Professor of English beginning in 1896, as Dean from 1902 – 1910, as President of Trinity College
William Preston Few<br>December 29, 1867 – October 16, 1940 image. Click for full size.
Duke University Archives
3. William Preston Few
December 29, 1867 – October 16, 1940
1910-1924 and as President of Duke University 1924-1940. (Submitted on December 15, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. James Buchanan Duke. James Buchanan Duke (December 23, 1856 – October 10, 1925) was a U.S. tobacco and electric power industrialist best known for his involvement with Duke University. (Submitted on September 7, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

4. Duke Endowment. The Duke Endowment strengthens communities in North Carolina and South Carolina by nurturing children, promoting health, educating minds and enriching spirits. (Submitted on December 15, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

5. Duke Endowment. The Duke Endowment is a private foundation established in 1924 by industrialist and philanthropist James B. Duke. (Submitted on December 15, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

6. Duke University. Official website of Duke University. (Submitted on December 15, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

7. Duke University. Duke University is a private research university located in Durham, North Carolina, United States. (Submitted on December 15, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

8. Davidson College. Official website of Davidson College. (Submitted on December 15, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
James Buchanan Duke<br>December 23, 1856 – October 10, 1925 image. Click for full size.
Duke University Archives
4. James Buchanan Duke
December 23, 1856 – October 10, 1925
 

9. Davidson College. Davidson College is a private liberal arts college in Davidson, North Carolina. (Submitted on December 15, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

10. John C. Smith University. Official website of John C. Smith University. (Submitted on December 15, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

11. Johnson C. Smith University. Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU) is a private, co-ed, four-year liberal arts institution of higher learning located in the heart of Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. (Submitted on December 15, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 13, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,186 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 13, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3, 4. submitted on December 15, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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