644 History of Wake Forest College
Other Wake Forest students of this period who did not win degrees
but afterwards became prominent in their professions or in civic life
are numerous. Here may be mentioned William Hayes Cheek of
Warren County, 1846-50, who in the Civil War became Colonel of
the First North Carolina Infantry, and who on March 31, 1865, for
gallantry in action was promoted to be BrigadierGeneral. After the
War he was occupied as planter and merchant, but in 1882 turned to
the practice of law at Henderson. Another was Charles M. Cooke, of
Franklin County. From June, 1871, until his death in January, 1920,
he was a Trustee of the College. He was a gallant soldier and officer
in the Confederate States Army. After the War he was a member of
the House of Representatives of the State Legislature and also its
speaker. For sixteen years, 1903-19, he was a judge of the Superior
Another student from Franklin County, William Furnifold Green,
who was in the College for the year 1847-48, and afterwards attended
Jefferson College for a time. In the Civil War he attained the rank of
Lieutenant-Colonel. In 1875 he was a member of the State
Convention; later he was chairman of the State Board of Agriculture;
he made his home at Franklinton.
County, 1843-44, A.B., 1851, University of North Carolina; Charles Cauthorn
Clarke, New Bern, 1845-47, A.B., 1849, A.M., 1852, Princeton University; George
Michael Duskin, Orange County, 1853-55, A.B., 1857, University of North Caro-
lina; William James Houston Duplin County, 1847-49, A.M., Columbian College;
Willie Pearson Mangum, Hillsboro, 1844-46, A.B., 1848, University of North
Carolina; William Stokes Norment, Robeson County, 1852-53, A.B., University of
North Carolina; Walter Leake Steele, Richmond County, 1839-40, A.M., 1847,
University of North Carolina; George Sears Stephenson, New Bern, 1836-40, A.B.,
Brown University; Patrick Henry Winston, 1841-44, A.B., 1846, Columbia College.
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