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The Citadel

Timothy K. Nenninger and Charles Pelot Summerall

in The Way of Duty, Honor, Country

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print September 2010 | ISBN: 9780813126180
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813135649 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813126180.003.0030
The Citadel

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When Charles Summerall accepted the appointment as president of the Citadel, he requested the War Department to change the orders of an officer designated as professor of military science and tactics and to detail an officer who had been his public relations officer in the War Department, who was eminently qualified for the position, and who was also qualified to be commandant of cadets. The most important event in his life in Charleston was when he was made a Mason at Sight in 1935. On June 30, 1953, he resigned as the president of the Citadel. He took up his residence at Whitehall, Aiken, South Carolina. The Citadel faculty and staff gave him a banquet and other testimonials of their loyalty and esteem, for everything he has done for the Citadel.

Keywords: War Department; cadets; military science; Charles Summerall; World War; Mason at Sight; Citadel; South Carolina

Chapter.  5573 words. 

Subjects: Military History

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