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Newman, Carol M. (Carol Montgomery), 1879-1941



  • Existence: 1879 - 1941

Biographical Note

Carol Montgomery Newman, son of Thomas J. and Alda Roper Newman, was born in Wytheville, Virginia on October 29, 1879. At the age of five, Montgomery moved with his family to Bristol, Virginia. After graduating from Bristol's King College in 1897, Newman worked for a year in the local office of the Norfolk & Western Railway, then entered the University of Virginia. There, he became an instructor in English and obtained his master's degree in 1901. Newman married Caroline "Carrie" Fain (1880-1960) in 1902; the couple would have four children. That same year, Newman became an instructor of languages at St. Albans School in Radford, Virginia. He returned to the University of Virginia as an instructor in English literature and obtained his Ph.D. in 1903. That same year, Newman joined the faculty of Virginia Polytechnic Institute as an associate professor of English. In 1907, he was named professor of rhetoric and in 1915, dean of the academic department. Newman was very active in the school's extracurricular activities, serving as secretary of the athletic council from 1914 to 1939, chair of the college social committee and the YMCA advisory board, and as a member of the library committee; he was also a frequent speaker at university and local events. Carol M. Newman died in Blacksburg, Virginia on September 8, 1941, and was buried in the town's Westview Cemetery.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Carol M. Newman Papers

Identifier: Ms-1978-003

The papers of Carol M. Newman, professor of English at Virginia Tech (1903-1941) and secretary of the university's athletic council (1914-1939), include correspondence, awards and honors, Athletic Council files, speeches and essays, examination questions, and subject files on Virginia Tech, language and literature.

Dates: 1897 - 1958