"W" is for Whittaker, Miller Fulton [1892-1949]

Aug 11, 2017

"W" is for Whittaker, Miller Fulton [1892-1949]. Architect. College president. Born in Sumter, he moved with his family to Oklahoma City. After graduating from Kansas State College with a degree in architecture, he returned to South Carolina as a faculty member of the Colored Normal, Industrial, Agricultural, and Mechanical College. During World War I he was an officer in the all-black 92nd Division. In 1925 he became a dean at South Carolina State College and, in 1932, the college's third president. He successfully guided the school through the grim days of the Great Depression and a post-World War II boom in enrollment. Because of segregation, he oversaw the creation of SC State’s law school. In addition to his academic positions, Miller Fulton Whittaker practiced architecture and designed a number of buildings on campus including Hodge Hall.