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  • McKendree Robbins Long (1888 - 1976)
    McKendree Long (1888-1976) was an American minister and painter. Educated at Horner Military Academy in Oxford and at Davidson College, he went on to attend classes at the Art Students League in ...
  • Walter Lee Lingle (1868 - 1956)
    Walter Lee Lingle, Presbyterian clergyman and educator, was born in the Thyatira community of Rowan County, the son of Wilson Alexander and Martha Jane Lynch Lingle. He was graduated from Davidson Co...
  • Augustus Leazar (1843 - 1905)
    Augustus Leazar, farmer, educator, and public servant, was born on his father's plantation, Leazarwell, in Rowan County. Descended from French Huguenot, German, and Scotch-Irish stock, he was the son...
  • Benjamin Rice Lacy Jr. ("Fighting Parson") (1886 - 1981)
    Benjamin Rice Lacy, Jr., Presbyterian clergyman, educator, and author, was born in Raleigh. His father was a pioneer in promoting labor organizations in North Carolina and treasurer of the state from...
  • William Sterling Lacy (1842 - 1899)
    William Sterling Lacy, Presbyterian minister, educator, and writer, was born in Raleigh, the son of the Reverend Drury Lacy, Jr., and his wife Williana Wilkinson Lacy. His grandfather was the preside...

Davidson College

Davidson College is a private liberal arts college in Davidson, North Carolina. The college has graduated 23 Rhodes Scholars. In the past decade, Davidson has consistently been ranked among the best liberal arts colleges in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Forbes ranked Davidson 22nd overall in their "America's Top Colleges" list in 2014, and 1st among southern colleges. Majors are offered in more than twenty fields; Davidson also offers several minors and self-designed interdisciplinary options.

Notable alumni