DAVIS, CHARLES SHEPARD, 1910-1993.

Biography:

Professor of history, college president. Born– August 13, 1910, Mobile. Parents– Matthew and Ruth (Shepard) Davis. Married– Mary Greenfield Merritt, June 6, 1936. Three children. Education– Auburn Polytechnic Institute, B.S., 1931; M.S., 1932; Duke University, Ph.D., 1938. U.S. Army Air Force, 1942-45. Assistant professor of history, Auburn, 1937-1942; Florida State University, 1947-1959; professor of history and president of Winthrop College, South Carolina, 1950-1973.  Member of American Council on Education and International Association of College Presidents. Died April 13, 1993.

Source:

Directory of American Scholars, 1978.

Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, 1973-1974.

Publication(s):

Colin J. McRae; Confederate Financial Agent. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Confederate Publishing Co., 1961.

Cotton Kingdom in Alabama. Montgomery, Ala.; Alabama State Department of Archives and History, 1939.

Editor:

Report of Operations of the U.S. Seventh Army, 1945.

Papers;

Papers of Dr. Davis’ tenure as president of Winthrop College are held by the Louise Pettus Archives at Winthrop.