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On display in conservatory: Alexander Quarles Holladay’s Desk
Alexander Quarles Holladay (1839-1909) was a Civil War veteran, lawyer, educator, Virginia state senator, and college president. He was named the first president of NC College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts (later NC State Univ.) upon its opening in 1889 and remained so for ten years until his retirement in 1899.