ents, professors in colleges and leaders in other walks of life.
the position of the University in North Carolina in 1861.
When we come to study the influence of this University on North Carolina itself, it will be seen that that influence was all powerful.
The first alumnus to attain the Governor's chair was William Miller in 1814.
Between this date and the deposition of Governor Vance in 1866, no less than fourteen out of twenty governors were University men-Miller, Branch, Burton, Owen, Swain, Spaight, Morehead, Graham, Manly, Winslow, Bragg, Ellis, Clark, and Vance.
They filled the chair thirty-eight years out of the fifty-two.
The influence of the University was not less paramount in North Carolina at the outbreak of the war in 1861 than it had been in former years.
The governor in 1861s, John W. Ellis, and his opponent on the Whig ticket in 1860, John Pool, were both alumni.
The two Senators in Congress in 1861, Thomas Bragg and Thomas L. Clingman; four of the