234 History of Wake Forest College
1889, till June, 1890, when he was appointed to a place on the faculty
of the College. In 1883 Henry C. Dockery began his long and useful
years of service as trustee. A son of Colonel Alfred Dockery, who
was a charter member of the Board, he served in the spirit of his
father; he was a member for many years of the Board of Missions,
and a trustee of the Thomasville Orphanage, now Mills' Home. In
1883 he became a trustee of the College and served as such until his
death on November 6, 1911. He was regarded as one of its ablest and
sanest members. In 1885 John B. Brewer, grandson of President
Samuel Wait, was appointed a member of the Board. He was
entrusted with the erection of the Gymnasium and the repairs on the
old College Building in 1900. In 1902 on leaving the State he gave up
his place on the Board, but he retained his interest in the College until
his death. Another layman whose services as trustee were invaluable
was Walter E. Daniel of Weldon; he was an able lawyer and had great
love for the College. Though incapacitated late in life by ill health for
active service on the Board his name was kept on the roll until his
resignation, June 3, 1931. He died May 19, 1932. In succession, W.
C. Powell, 1887 to 1891, and Robert E. Royall, 1891 till his death,
June 14, 1937, were local members of the Board; both had great
interest in the College and keeping well informed of its needs and
problems exercised much influence. Another local member whose
services began somewhat later, was Judge E. W. Timberlake, 1899-
1932. In 1891 the Board recognized the interest and ability of W. T.
Faircloth, and elected him as a member of the Board. A few years
later he manifested his love for the College by the donation of his law
library to the School of Law. Of the trustees appointed in the next
third of a century, 1890-1922, about sixty in all, only a few are still on
the Board; those are E. Y. Webb, 1897, who has been unable to be a
regular attendant at the meetings; J. A. Oates, 1906, who is a regular
attendant and actively interested in the welfare of the College, and at
present president of the Board; T. H. King, also regular attendant and
one whose services have been marked by conservatism and sanity;
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