GEORGE CLAYTON SHAW - HIS LIFE, TIMES AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

1863       BORN IN LOUISBURG, NORTH CAROLINA TO PARENTS MATTHEW AND MARY SHAW

1886       GRADUATED FROM LINCOLN UNIVERSITY IN PENNSYLANIA (SEE LINCOLN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE AND THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY BIOGRAPHICAL CATALOGUE 1918)*

1888       ESTABLISHED THE TIMOTHY DARLING PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN OXFORD, NORTH CAROLINA

1889       FOUNDED THE MARY POTTER ACADEMY IN OXFORD, NORTH CAROLINA.

1890       COMPLETED A THREE YEAR THEOLOGICAL COURSE AT AUBURN SEMINARY
IN NEW YORK WITH THE DOCTOR OF DIVINITY DEGREE

1890       MARRIED MISS MARY ELIZABETH LEWIS FROM PENN VALLEY, PENNSYLVANIA

1898       FIRST GRADUATION FOR MARY POTTER ACADEMY- Three graduated in May of 1898- Jessie Speed, Edward Rogers and Margaret Tucker

1904       Erection of Albany Hall, a Girls’ Dormitory was built. ( three -story structure)

1907       Two cottages were purchased and named Lester Cottage and Yiesley Cottage for
girls and for teachers.  Wells Hall, a Girl’s Dormitory was built in this year.

1912       The Administration Building was erected.

1921       Home for Dr. and Mrs. Shaw was built. (Present location of the G. C. Shaw Museum)

1925       Pittsburg Hall erected for Boys. This was a state of the arts building.

1927       The Industrial Arts Building was erected that housed Industrial Arts and Home
Economics    

1927       Mary E. Shaw Gymnasium was erected. (1926-29)

1929       By this time five substantial brick buildings as well as the Principal’s home and two cottages existed on twenty acres of land within the city limits of Oxford, North Carolina.

1931       Dr. Shaw’s book, John Chavis , 1763-1838 was published.

1933       The School became the Mary Potter-Redstone-Albion Academy.
Dr. Herman S. Davis became Principal of the School.

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