North American Scholar

CARLYLE, John Bethune

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  • Date of Birth (YYYY-MM-DD): 1859-03-29
  • Born City: St Paul's, Robeson Co,
  • Born State/Country: NC
  • Parents: Irvin & Annie Bethune C.
  • Date of Death (YYYY-MM-DD): 1911-07-10
  • Death City: Wake Forest
  • Death State/Country: NC
  • Married: Dora Dunn
  • Education:

    MA Wake Forest, 1887

  • Professional Experience:

    Elected supt Public Instruction, Robeson Co, 1888 (did not serve); asst prof, to prof Lat, Wake Forest, 1888-1911; pres NC Teachers' Assembly, 1904; pres NC Baptist State Convention, 1907-8

  • Notes:

    J. B. Carlyle is remembered not only as a vital and engaging professor of Latin, but also as an energetic financial agent of the College, an inspirer of his students, accomplished orator and political enthusiast. Among his students were Hubert Poteat, Latinist at Wake Forest, and Harry Trantham, Latinist at Baylor.

  • Sources:

    Biographical Sketches of John Bethune Carlyle: Memorial Number of Wake Forest Student 35 (Feb 1912) 371-508; Dictionary of North Carolina Biography; L W Fuqua, Dictionary of NC Biography 1 (1979) 325-6; Robert C Lawrence, Here in Carolina (Lumberton, NC, 1939) 113-7; idem, The State of Robeson (Lumberton, NC, 1939) 161-6

  • Author: Robert W. Ulery, Jr.