- Richard Newman Brackett, Ph.D., (September 14, 1863-November 27, 1937), served as an associate professor of Chemistry at Clemson Agricultural College. A native of Charleston, South Carolina, and son of Rev. Gilbert Robins Brackett who was pastor of Charleston's Second Presbyterian Church, he attended private schools until 1878.
- February 21: Future Clemson cadet Lorin Oscar King born.
- March 11: Samuel Broadus Earle, future Clemson Agricultural College professor and acting president, is born in Gowensville, South Carolina.
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