Born April 16, 1885 Died April 6, 1925
Professor of Chemistry in Wake Forest College, 1920-25.
As a teacher Professor Prichard not only won the respect of his
pupils but in many instances their love. He had the peculiar gift of
getting very close to the men under his charge.-From report of his
death in Old Gold and Black, April 20, 1925.
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The college community was deeply shocked and pained by the sudden death,
April 6, of Robert S. Prichard, Professor of Chemistry since June, 1920. He had his
Bachelor's degree from Colgate University and his Master's degree from
Pennsylvania State College. From 1808 to the time of his appointment here he held
positions in the department of Chemistry at the latter institution. At Wake Forest he
was admired and trusted and influential, and no student in trouble of any sort ever
appealed to him without finding sympathy and a helping hand. He passed in mid
career without decline, and well loaded with the harvest of wide unselfish service.--
From Report of President W. L. Poteat to the Board of Trustees, May, 1925.
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