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Daniel Allston DuPré 

By Grace Annette DuPré
DuPré, Main Floor Hall

Daniel Allston DuPré, son of Warren DuPré, was born on May 15, 1848, at the Eagle Point Plantation near Boydton, Va. A member of the class of 1869, he joined the faculty on April 1, 1877 after an absence of approximately two years of study at Edinburgh and travel in Europe. Uncle Dan, as his students affectionately called him, became responsible for the sciences and taught geology, chemistry, and physics. In addition to his teaching duties, he also discharged those of Treasurer from 1890 until Joseph K. Davis, a Wofford graduate, took over in 1910. With the help of Dr. Carlisle, he persuaded John B. Cleveland, an intimate friend, to give the college its first science hall. He also persuaded Miss Julia Smith, daughter of Wofford’s first Professor of English Literature, to donate $10,000 for the erection of the Whitefoord Smith Library. Industrious and ever faithful to his duties, Daniel DuPré taught until his death on September 6, 1930 (source).

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