Samuel R. "Slim" Rhodes
From The Clemson College Annual of 1907:
Samuel Roseborough Rhodes
- "Of all men, respected and admired."
Sam was born in Darlington county, July 27, 1881, but afterwards moved to Florence, where he still resides. His early education was received at the Florence Graded School. When still quite a lad, he entered Furman; and, after a four year's course, was graduated with honors. Sam then began teaching, but feeling destined for greater things than teaching young America the A. B. C.'s, he decided to take up engineering; so he joined the Class of '07, in September, '05, and signed up for the Electrical Course.
Member of the Senior Dancing Club. Editor-in-Chief of "The Tiger," Associate Literary Editor of the Annual. Beginning as a special, he held no military offices.
Sam will rise as high professionally as he has risen physically.
Rhodes became an electrical engineering professor at Clemson and served his academic career here.
Rhodes Engineering Research Center is named for him.
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