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Charles Landon Carter Minor

August 14, 1872-December 10, 1879

Charles Landon Carter Minor.--- First president, 1872-79. Born Dec. 3, 1835, in Hanover County. Received M.A. from University of Virginia, 1858. After graduating from U.Va., taught in Hanover County for three years. Served as combat and staff officer for Confederacy. Was president of Maryland Agricultural College for one year after Civil War. Ran private school in Lynchburg. Became professor of Latin and director of the preparatory school, University of the South, Sewanee, Tenn., the post from which he was selected as first president of Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College. Was 36 years old on assuming presidency. Was removed from presidency in 1879. Bought Shenandoah Valley Academy at Winchester. Later taught at St. Paul's in Baltimore, Md., and Episcopal High in Alexandria. Died July 13, 1903, in Albemarle County, Va., at age 67.

Source: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Historical Data Book: Centennial Editon, ed.Jenkins Mikell Robertson, Bulletin of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, vol. 65, no. 4, 68.
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