THOMAS STEPHEN KENAN, '57
President of the General Alumni Association, i8g2-'3-ign-, i2
Thomas Stephen Kenan, one of the best known and
most loved of the Alumni of the University, died at
his home in Raleigh on December 23rd, 1911. For
more than thirty years Colonel Kenan was a Trustee of
ton and Kinston. It then returned to the arm-.
Northern Virginia ami was assigned to
ion. With this division Colonel Kenan joined in the
memorable Pennsylvania campaign in June, 1
the University, for twenty-five years a member of the Throughout the three days' righting at Gettysbu
Executive Committee, and for twenty years President
of the General Alumni Association.
Colonel Kenan was born at Kenansville, N. C, Dup-
lin County, on February 12th, 1838, being the son of
Owen R. and Sarah Graham Kenan. He attended
school at the Old Grove Academy as a student of the
Reverend James M. Sprunt. From Old Grove Acad-
emy he went to Central Military Institute at Selma,
Alabama, where he was prepared for college.
In 1853 he matriculated at Wake Forest College.
Finishing his freshman year in 1854, he entered the
sophomore class at the University of North Carolina,
where he was graduated with the degree of A.B. in
1857. The following year he obtained from the
University the degree of A.M. He then studied law
under Chief Justice Pearson and began the practice of
law at Kenansville.