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This Day in the History of the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Joseph Caldwell died in the parlor of the president's house. Caldwell, who served as presiding professor from 1796 to 1797 and 1799 to 1804, became the first university president in 1804. He served until 1812 and again from 1816 to 1835. A monument to Caldwell can be found on McCorkle Place.
The Board of Trustees chose former state representative and governor David Lowry Swain as president.
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