Hill, Daniel Harvey, 1859-1924

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Born in 1859 in Davidson, North Carolina, D. H. Hill, Jr. received his B.A., M.A., and Litt.D. degrees from Davidson College in 1880, 1886, and 1905, respectively. In 1910, the University of North Carolina conferred a Doctor of Law degree on Hill. Hill served as a professor of English at Middle Georgia Military and Agricultural College (later Georgia Military College) at Milledgeville, Georgia from 1880 to 1889. In 1889, Hill became a professor of English and bookkeeping at North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts (now North Carolina State University), one of the first six faculty members. He also served as the college’s first librarian. In 1908, Hill was elected President of the college, the first "insider" to hold the position, and he served until 1916. During this time, the Agricultural Extension Service was established, and the college’s enrollment grew to more than 700. Hill died in 1924 in Blowing Rock, North Carolina. D. H. Hill Jr. Library is named for him. Related Archival Materials: Daniel Harvey Hill Jr. (1859 - 1924) Papers, 1883-1955, MC 00022.
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