DuPré Administration Gallery
Main Floor Hall, Stairwell, & Upper Floor Hall
Main Floor Hall, Stairwell, & Upper Floor Hall | Board of Trustees Room
By Albert Capers Guerry (1881?)
DuPré, Main Floor Hall
The portrait of Warren DuPré is attributed to South Carolina-born artist Albert Capers Guerry. Warren DuPré was born at Mt. Pleasant, S.C., on January 24, 1816. He was elected professor of natural sciences at the first Trustees meeting held on November 24, 1853 and took up his duties in August of 1855. Before being chosen as one of Wofford’s original faculty members, he was the head of the Newberry Female Academy and had taught in Charleston and in Randolph-Macon College. For the first half of 1855, Warren DuPré was allowed at half pay to travel in the North and purchase scientific equipment. During this time, he also studied under the renowned chemist and geologist Benjamin Silliam at Yale. In April of 1876, DuPré departed to be President of Martha Washington College for young women at Abingdon, Va. His son, Daniel Allston DuPré, joined the Wofford faculty a year later (source).