North American Scholar

PASCHAL, George Washington

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  • Date of Birth: 1869-07-07
  • Born City: near Siler City
  • Born State/Country: NC
  • Parents: Richard Bray & Matilda Schmidt P.
  • Date of Death: 1956-06-13
  • Death City: Wake Forest
  • Death State/Country: NC
  • Married: Laura Allen, 21 Dec. 1905.
  • Education:

    B.A. Wake Forest Coll., 1892; Ph.D. U. Chicago, 1900.

  • Dissertation:

    "A Study of Quintus of Smyrna" (Chicago, 1900); printed (Chicago, 1904).

  • Professional Experience:

    Instr. Gk. & Lat. Wake Forest Coll., 1896-9; prof. Gk. & Lat., 1900-40; curator coll. lib., 1901-19; examiner & registrar, 1916-26.

  • Publications:

    "The Present Status of the Classics," Bulletin of Wake Forest College n.s. 1, 4 (1907); History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (Raleigh, NC, 1930, 1955); History of Wake Forest College, 3 vols. (Wake Forest, NC, 1935, 1943); A History of Printing in North Carolina (Raleigh, NC, 1046).

  • Notes:

    George Paschal was a student of Paul Shorey at the University of Chicago and a professor of Greek and Latin at Wake Forest College in North Carolina. He served Wake Forest College as professor of Greek and Latin, admissions examiner, registrar, athletic director and librarian, and also taught Greek at the University of Chicago for several summer sessions. In his later years he wrote histories of the Baptist faith in North Carolina, of the college, and of printing in North Carolina, and contributed articles to the Biblical Recorder, the N. C. Historical Review, and other publications. He and his wife were the parents of ten children, one of whom was named after Paul Shorey. He was a member of the North Carolina Literary and Historical Society and a leader in the North Carolina Baptist State Convention.

  • Sources:

    Eugene Olive, Encyc. Southern Baptists II (1958) 1073.

  • Author: Robert W. Ulery, Jr.