Lingle, Walter Lee


Walter Lee Lingle
Walter Lingle
Lingle, Walter Lee
(b. 1868 d. 1956) A graduate of Davidson College, class of 1892, Reverend Walter Lee Lingle, D.D., LL.D. also attended Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Virginia, graduating in 1896. He taught Hebrew and Greek at the Seminary for two years before accepting a call as a minister. Lingle served three churches before returning to the Seminary as professor. In 1902 he was elected to the Davidson College Board of Trustees. He served as president of the Board from 1906 to 1929. Lingle, also, served as Moderator of the General Assembly in 1920 and as president of the Presbyterian General Assembly’s Training School in Richmond, Virginia, before accepting the presidency of Davidson College in 1929. His brother-in-law was past President Henry Louis Smith.
Death Date
PresidenT of Davidson College: 1929-1941