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  • Francis Devereux Clarke (1849 - 1913)
    Francis Devereux Clarke, teacher of the deaf, was born in Raleigh. His father, William John Clarke, was a lawyer, a major in the Mexican War and a colonel in the Civil War, and president of the San A...
  • Dr John Brevard Alexander (1834 - 1911)
    John Brevard Alexander, physician, historian, and churchman, was born in Lemley's Township, Mecklenburg County. Of Scotch-Irish ancestry, he was the son of Robert Davidson Alexander, grandson of Will...
  • Chalmers Gaston Davidson (1907 - 1994)
    Son of Kate Gaston and Zeb Vance Davidson Professor of History Davidson College 1936-1974 Director of the Library 1936-1975 College Archivist 1975-1994
  • Robert Franklin Davidson (1902 - 1985)
    Dr. Davidson was one of the original members of Phi Beta Kappa at Davidson College, a Rhodes Scholar and Dean Emeritus of St. Andrews Presbyterian College in Laurinburg, NC. His father was Zeb Vance ...
  • Maj. General Stephen D. Ramseur (CSA) (1837 - 1864)
    Stephen Dodson Ramseur (May 31, 1837 – October 20, 1864) was one of the youngest Confederate generals in the American Civil War. He was mortally wounded in battle at the Battle of Cedar Creek in the ...

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