Durham, Robert Lee 1870-1948.

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Robert Lee Durham was a star athlete who graduated from Trinity College in 1891.

From the description of Robert Lee Durham papers, 1888-1946. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 163177208

Born in Shelby, NC in 1870, Robert Lee Durham was a member of the Trinity College championship football team of 1891, the same year of his graduation. He received a law degree in 1892 and subsequently practiced law until 1909, taking time out to fight in the Spanish-American War. During 1909-1919, he served as dean and mathematics instructor at various institutions including Davenport College, Centenary College, and Martha Washington College. In 1919, he became president of Southern Seminary, a school for girls in Buena Vista, VA. He was the brother of Stonewall and Plato Durham, and the father of Dr. Margaret Robey, all Trinity graduates. He died in 1948 after a brief illness.

From the guide to the Robert Lee Durham Papers, 1888-1946, (University Archives, Duke University)

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referencedIn Duke University. University Archives. Songs and Cheers Reference Collection, 1913-ongoing. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Durham, Robert Lee, 1870-1948. Robert Lee Durham papers, 1888-1946. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Robert Lee Durham Papers, 1888-1946 University Archives, Duke University.
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associatedWith Card, Wilbur Wade. person
associatedWith Duke, Benjamin Newton, 1855-1929. person
associatedWith Duke University corporateBody
associatedWith Duke University. University Archives. corporateBody
associatedWith Few, William Preston, 1867-1940. person
associatedWith Flowers, Robert Lee. person
associatedWith Kilgo, John Carlisle, 1861-1922. person
associatedWith Trinity College (Randolph County, N.C.) corporateBody
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Birth 1870

Death 1948

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