Joseph Caldwell, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Joseph Caldwell

American mathematician

Date of Birth: 21-Apr-1773

Place of Birth: Lamington, New Jersey, United States

Date of Death: 27-Jan-1835

Profession: mathematician

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About Joseph Caldwell

  • Joseph Caldwell (April 21, 1773 – January 27, 1835) was a U.S.
  • educator, Presbyterian minister, and mathematician.
  • He was the first president of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, holding the office from 1804 until 1812, and from 1816 until his death in 1835.
  • He was born in Lamington, New Jersey. Caldwell County, North Carolina is named for him. In October, 2013 the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill hosted a display to commemorate the role of Masons in the establishment of the first public university in the United States.
  • Among items on display were the 18th- and 19th-century papers from Eagle Lodge No.
  • 19 in Hillsborough documenting the applications, or “petitions,” of UNC’s first President Joseph Caldwell to receive the first and second degrees of Masonry.

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