346 History of Wake Forest College
faculty of the School of Medicine of the College, the latter as dean,
1919-36. Others who have won distinction are: Carev P. Rogers,
1897; W. M. Johnson, 1905; C. N. Peeler, 1901; and T. M. Bizzell,
1905.
Of the more than 100 who became lawyers after graduating from
the College during the administration of President Taylor many
attained much prominence in their profession, of whom only a few
can be mentioned here. E. J. Justice, 1886, labored in his last years in
Greensboro, where he acquired a lucrative practice and was
influential in polticial life, being Speaker of the North Carolina House
of Representatives in 1907. Claude Kitchin, 1888, acquired his first
spurs as a lawyer of Scotland Neck; H. A. Foushee, 1889, died in his
prime, while he was serving his State as a Superior Court judge. G.
W. Ward, 1890, was also early elected a judge of the Superior Court,
and died after a few years. T. W. Bickett, 1890, began his career as a
lawyer in Louisburg, and showed such ability that in 1908 he was
chosen Attorney General of the State, and after eight years was
elected Governor. R. B. White, 1891, a partner of Bickett in
Louisburg, has been a professor in the College School of Law since
1916. Two other members of the class who attained distinction as
lawyers were: S. M. Brinson of New Bern, and R. L. Burns of
Carthage. In the class of 1892 J. C. Clifford of Dunn and S. C. Welch
of Waynesville were lawyers of much ability. In the class of 1893
were five who became distinguished as lawyers―J. W. Bailey of
Raleigh, F. P. Hobgood of Greensboro, J. C. Kittrell of Henderson, S.
McIntyre of Lumberton, and E. Y. Webb of Shelby. W. L. Foushee,
1894, turned from a professor's chair to a law office and has won a
high place in the bar of Durham. Three members of the class of 1895
have also won distinction from their practice of law; these are J. H.
Kerr of Warrenton, J. A. Oates of Fayetteville, and F. E. Parham of
New York. In the class of 1896 was I. M. Meekins of Elizabeth City,
whose ability as a lawyer marked him as a fit man for judge of a
Federal District Court. R. H. McNeill and R. N. Simms, both of the
class of 1897, are recognized as among the ablest lawyers of their
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