Brooks, Eugene Clyde, 1871-1947

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Born in 1871 in Greene County, North Carolina, Eugene Brooks graduated from Trinity College (now Duke University) in 1894 with an A.B. degree. Brooks was awarded a Litt.D. degree from Davidson College in 1918. Brooks worked on newspapers, and he served as teacher, principal, and superintendent at a number of North Carolina schools. In 1906, he founded the journal North Carolina Education and served as its editor until 1923. From 1907 to 1919, Brooks headed the Trinity College Department of Education, and was state superintendent of public instruction in North Carolina from 1919 to 1923. In 1923, Brooks became president of North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering, and he oversaw a major reorganization. During his tenure, the Schools of Agriculture, Science and Business, Education, Textiles, and Engineering came into existence, as did the Graduate School. Brooks headed the college until 1934. He died at Raleigh, North Carolina, in 1947.