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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


July 23, 1868
Governor William W. Holden and the Reconstruction-era Board of Trustees removed David Lowry Swain from his position as president.
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August 29, 1868
David Lowry Swain died after being thrown from his buggy on August 11. Previously a state representative and governor of North Carolina, Swain served as president from 1835 to 1868.
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