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H. E. C. (Red Buck) Bryant begins a series of articles recounting his newspaper experiences as a cub reporter in Charlotte and later as a Washington correspondent, where he wrote articles to the people back home about what was going in in the nation's capital. Bryant began his career on the Charlotte Chronicle in 1895, the forerunner of the Charlotte Observer. In 1907, J. P. Caldwell, owner of the paper, sent him to Washington.
This article details presidents of the University of North Carolina from 1795 to 1950. Joseph Caldwell was elected the first president of the University in 1804, and Gordon Gray was elected 10th president of the University in 1950.
Lawrence calls Caldwell one of the greatest newspaper editors the South ever produced. He was fearless and absolutely fair in his work to all parties. He began as a printer's devil in his hometown of Statesville and later edited the Statesville Landmark for twelve years. When David A. Tompkins, a Charlotte industrialist and developer, offered him a partnership and editorship of his paper which later became the Charlotte Observer, Caldwell demanded and got complete autonomy in his role as editor. As an editor, his writings played an important part in forming opinion through the state.