Mitchell, Samuel Chiles, 1864-1948Alternative names
Samuel Chiles Mitchell was born in Coffeeville, Mississippi on 24 December 1864. A noted educator, Mitchell received an M.A. from Georgetown (Tennessee) College in 1888. From 1889-1891, Mitchell taught history and Greek at Mississippi College, then returned to his alma mater in 1892 to teach Latin. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1899. Mitchell first became associated with Richmond, Virginia after 1895 where he taught history at the University of Richmond. Mitchell becomes President of the University of South Carolina in 1908, but in 1913 he was asked to return to Virginia. The Medical College of Virginia and the University College of Medicine were two rival institutions ever since 1893, when faculty split from MCV, forming their own medical school. This rift had widened due to several incidents, like a fire that destroyed the main UCM building, and graffiti vandalism. After several months of talks the two college presidents, Dr. George Ben Johnston and Dr. Stuart McGuire, decided to merge the two schools. Mitchell was asked to become the first president of the newly integrated Medical College of Virginia. While only in office a short time, Mitchell was able to guide MCV back to prominence. In 1914 Mitchell left to become President of what is now the University of Delaware. Mitchell would returned to Richmond in 1920 to resume teaching history at the University of Richmond, a position he would keep until his retirement in 1945. He died 20 August, 1948.
From the description of Samuel C. Mitchell collection, 1911-1913 (James Branch Cabell Library). WorldCat record id: 636103286
Mitchell was a professor at Richmond College, Richmond, Va.
From the description of [Dr. S.C. Mitchell's effort to prevent acceptance of Dr. Whitsitt's resignation as president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.]. 1899. (SBTS Library). WorldCat record id: 42085077
Samuel Chiles Mitchell was president of the University of South Carolina, 1908-1913; president of the Medical College of Virginia, 1913-1914; president of Delaware College, 1914-1920; professor of history at the University of Richmond, 1895-1908 and 1920-1945; trustee of the Negro Rural School Fund of the Anna T. Jeanes Foundation, 1908-1937.
From the description of Samuel Chiles Mitchell papers, 1861-1948. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 25754403
College president and educator.
From the description of Papers of Samuel Chiles Mitchell, 1903-1913 (bulk 1908-1913). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79451895
1864, Dec. 24:
Born, Coffeeville, Mass.
M.A., Georgetown College, Georgetown, Ky.
1892- 1895: Taught Latin, Georgetown College, Georgetown, Ky.
1895- 1908: Professor of history, University of Richmond, Richmond, Va.
Ph.D., University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
Married Alice Virginia Broadus
1908- 1909: Visiting professor of history, Brown University, Providence, R.I.
1908- 1913: President, University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C.
1913- 1914: President, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, Va.
1914- 1920: President, Delaware College, Newark, Del.
1920- 1945: Professor of history, University of Richmond, Richmond, Va.
1948, Aug. 28:
From the guide to the Samuel Chiles Mitchell Papers, 1903-1913, (bulk 1908-1913), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)
24 December 1864:
Samuel Chiles Mitchell born in Coffeeville, Miss., the son of Morris Randolph and Grace Anne Chiles Mitchell.
Receives M.A. degree from Georgetown (Kentucky) College.
1889- 1891: Professor of history and Greek at Mississippi College.
30 June 1891:
Married Alice Virginia Broadus of Louisville, Ky. She was the daughter of Dr. John A. Broadus. They had five children: John Broadus, George Sinclair, Morris Randolph, William Terry, Mary Adams.
1892- 1895: Taught Latin at Georgetown College.
Received Ph.D. degree from University of Chicago.
1895- 1908: Professor of history at University of Richmond.
1908- 1909: Visiting professor of history at Brown University.
1908- 1913: President of the University of South Carolina.
1913- 1914: President of the Medical College of Virginia.
1914- 1920: President of Delaware College (later University of Delaware).
1920- 1945: Professor of history at the University of Richmond.
1908- 1937: Trustee of the Negro Rural School Fund of the Anna T. Jeanes Foundation.
Retired and lived at Blue Ridge and Montreat, N.C.
20 August 1948:
From the guide to the Samuel Chiles Mitchell Papers (#1003), 1861-1948 and undated, (Southern Historical Collection)
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