1888

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1888 in Clemson History

Events that occurred in 1888:

  • April 6: Thomas Green Clemson, IV, dies. (Bryan, Wright, "Clemson: An Informal History of the University 1889-1979", The R.L. Bryan Company, Columbia, South Carolina, 1979, ISBN 0-934870-01-2, page 29.)
  • April 20: The will of Thomas Green Clemson is admitted to probate. (Bryan, Wright, "Clemson: An Informal History of the University 1889-1979", The R.L. Bryan Company, Columbia, South Carolina, 1979, ISBN 0-934870-01-2, page 29.)
  • May 2: The first meeting of the Life Trustees named in the will of Thomas Green Clemson is held under the (now-gone) oak tree on the estate at Fort Hill. A bronze tablet on a native boulder marks the spot and records minutes from that gathering. (Cook, Harriet Heffner, "John C. Calhoun - the Man", The R.L. Bryan Co., Columbia, S.C., 1965, Library of Congress Card No. 65-19779, page 11.)
  • July 11: Edgar Allan Brown, a Clemson University Life Trustee, a well-known state legislator and power in the Democratic Party, is born near Shiloh Springs in Aiken County, South Carolina.
  • December 6: Representative W.C. Benet of Abbeville introduces a bill before the South Carolina Legislature to accept the Thomas G. Clemson bequest.(Bryan, Wright, "Clemson: An Informal History of the University 1889-1979", The R.L. Bryan Company, Columbia, South Carolina, 1979, ISBN 0-934870-01-2, page 27.)
  • December 8: Two days after Representative W.C. Benet of Abbeville introduces a bill to accept the Thomas G. Clemson bequest, the Agricultural Committee returns it with a favorable report while the Judiciary Committee returns an unfavorable report.(Bryan, Wright, "Clemson: An Informal History of the University 1889-1979", The R.L. Bryan Company, Columbia, South Carolina, 1979, ISBN 0-934870-01-2, page 27.)
  • December 13: The South Carolina House takes up the committee reports on the Thomas Green Clemson bequest as a "special order." Opponents of the bill make motions to postpone action until the next session and also to strike the enacting words from the bill. (Bryan, Wright, "Clemson: An Informal History of the University 1889-1979", The R.L. Bryan Company, Columbia, South Carolina, 1979, ISBN 0-934870-01-2, page 27.)
  • December 14: In a key vote, the South Carolina House defeats, 67-48, the motion made by opponents of the Thomas Green Clemson bequest to strike enacting words from the resolution. (Bryan, Wright, "Clemson: An Informal History of the University 1889-1979", The R.L. Bryan Company, Columbia, South Carolina, 1979, ISBN 0-934870-01-2, page 27.)
  • December 15: The South Carolina House passes the bill accepting the Thomas Green Clemson bequest and sends it to the Senate. (Bryan, Wright, "Clemson: An Informal History of the University 1889-1979", The R.L. Bryan Company, Columbia, South Carolina, 1979, ISBN 0-934870-01-2, page 27.)
  • December 18: The South Carolina Senate bill to accept the Thomas Green Clemson bequest, introduced by B.W. Edwards, of Darlington, and sent to the floor by the Committee on Education without recommendation, passes on a second reading, 17-15. Edwards later will become a Clemson trustee. (Bryan, Wright, "Clemson: An Informal History of the University 1889-1979", The R.L. Bryan Company, Columbia, South Carolina, 1979, ISBN 0-934870-01-2, page 27.)
  • December 19: The South Carolina Senate bill to accept the Thomas Green Clemson bequest, introduced by B.W. Edwards, of Darlington, and sent to the floor by the Committee on Education without recommendation, receives a third reading, and is sent to the House. (Bryan, Wright, "Clemson: An Informal History of the University 1889-1979", The R.L. Bryan Company, Columbia, South Carolina, 1979, ISBN 0-934870-01-2, page 27.)
  • December 24: At 3:45 a.m., the South Carolina House and Senate meet together for ratification of Acts and Joint Resolutions, one of which is the one accepting Thomas G. Clemson's bequest and establishing the Clemson Agricultural College. (Bryan, Wright, "Clemson: An Informal History of the University 1889-1979", The R.L. Bryan Company, Columbia, South Carolina, 1979, ISBN 0-934870-01-2, page 28.)

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