J. RICE QUISENBERRY, B.A., M.A., Th.D.
Born May 31, 1883 Died June 24, 1936
Assistant Professor of English, Wake Forest College, 1925-27
Associate Professor of English, Wake Forest College, 1927-36
Dr. J. Rice Quisenberry began his work in Wake Forest College as
Assistant Professor of English in 1925. He was promoted to associate
professor in 1927 and made director of student forensic activities in
1930. In both capacities he served with diligence and distinction until
his death in June, 1936.
J. Rice Quisenberry was born in St. Just, Virginia, in 1883. A
graduate of Furman University, The Southern Baptist Theological
Seminary, and The University of Virginia, Dr. Quisenberry taught in
the public schools of Virginia and in Shorter College before coming
to Wake Forest. He was Acting Senior Chaplain in the 80th Division
of The American Expeditionary Forces.
He was a devoted husband and father, a loyal colleague, and an
earnest and inspiring teacher and director of forensics. He greatly
enjoyed the personal contacts with his students and felt that he made
his richest contributions through these close personal relationships,
both in and out of the classroom. His debaters found his formula for
successful debating―hard work and fair play―equally applicable to
all phases of life. In his passing, his colleagues and students lose a
worthy and loyal friend and the College a faithful
teacher.―Appreciation for the minutes of the faculty prepared by
Professors H. B. Jones and A. Y. Aycock
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