436 History of Wake Forest College
1891, the year of his graduation. In 1903 and thereafter for many
years he was superintendent of public instruction in Craven County.
He was elected to Congress first in November, 1930, and remained in
the place until his death. One, Howard A. Foushee, became a judge of
the superior court. He had taught at the Selma Academy, 1889; in the
Charlotte graded schools 1890; in the Durham graded schools, 1890-
91, and in Chowan College, 1891-92. One, L. R. Varser, became a
justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court. He taught in Robeson
County in 1899, and was appointed a justice by Governor Angus
DIcLean, his law partner.
Some fifteen others who began as teachers became physicians. One
of these was W. A. Bradsher, who, 1899-1900, taught at Roxboro.
Others were Wayland Mitchell, who, 1891-92, taught at Aulander; E.
H. Bowling, who for several years after his graduation in 1887 taught
at Bowling Academy, near Durham; C. N. Peeler, who taught in the
Selma graded school, 1901-03; C. A. Rominger, a dentist, who after
serving five years, 1879-82, as principal of the Fort Church Academy
in Davie County, took up the study of dentistry.
An additional eighty or more left teaching for farming or
merchandising, or journalism, or public life and other occupations.
One of these, C. A. Smith (B.A. 1884), after teaching at Sanford,
1882-89, went to Timmonsville, South Carolina, and became a
merchant; and was elected lieutenant governor of his State. Luther S.
Cannon (B.A. 1890) in the year after his graduation at the head of his
class taught at Hartland in Caldwell County and the next year at
Warsaw; he then entered the civil service at Washington, and in it
attained high rank; he died in 1940. Among those who became
journalists were F. L. Merritt (M.A. 1889) who, 1889-90 taught at
Warsaw, and, 1890-91, at Bayboro. Another was C. P. Sapp (B.A.
1893) who after his graduation in 1893 accepted a place on the faculty
of Mars Hill College, which he gave up for journalism in which he,
like Merritt, had a distinguished career.
Some other aspects of the high school and academy situation
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