Walter Lingle was the 11th president of Davidson College. A member of the Davidson class of 1892, he also attended Union Theological Seminary, graduating in 1896. He taught Hebrew and Greek at the seminary for two years before beginning a career in the ministry. Lingle served as pastor in Dalton, Ga.; Rock Hill, S.C.; and Atlanta, Ga. In 1913 he became a professor at Union Theological Seminary. From 1918 to 1921 he was president of the Presbyterian General Assembly's Training School. He resigned from Union Theological Seminary in 1924 to devote his full attention toward the presidency of the Assembly Training School. In 1929 he became president of Davidson College, having served as a trustee and as president of the trustees for many years. He retired in 1941 and died in 1956.
From the description of Collection [archives], 1901-1991. (American Museum of Natural History). WorldCat record id: 722301531
Walter L. Lingle, an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S. (PCUS), served churches in Georgia and South Carolina, 1898-1911. He was professor at Union Theological Seminary in Virginia, 1911-1924; president of the Assembly's Training School for Lay Workers, 1924-1929; president of Davidson College, 1929-1941; and moderator of the PCUS General Assembly, 1920.
Lingle was also very active in the development of the Mountain Retreat Association in Montreat, N.C., and he wrote a column for the Christian Observer as well as numerous articles and books.
From the description of Walter L. Lingle papers, 1898-1953. (Presbyterian Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 540797175