David Wistar Daniel

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David Wistar Daniel, was a professor of English at Clemson for many decades. Daniel Hall is named for him.

David Wistar Daniel was born in Laurens County, South Carolina, May 22, 1867. He graduated from Wofford College, 1892, with A.B. degree; took A.M. degree at Vanderbilt University, 1902. Taught in public schools, 1892 to 1898, at which time he was elected Assistant Professor of English at Clemson College. (The Oconeean, Volume Two, 1904, page 20.) He served on the Clemson faculty from 1898 to 1947.

According to Richard A. Sublette, Dr. Daniel had the air of the classic proper professor. His classroom was decorated with plants, and the students were as immaculate as the desks. No graffiti here!


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