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Name:Hardaway Hunt Dinwiddie
Affiliation:Class of 1867
Biography & Genealogy:Hardaway Hunt Dinwiddie, Class of 1867: New Market Cadet; 1st Corporal, Co. C. Genealogy: Born- October 25, 1844, in Lynchburg, Va. Father- James Dinwiddie; Mother- Mary Turner. Pat. Grandparents- unknown. Mat. Grandparents- unknown. Married- Frances Jeannette Evans, on June 17, 1874. Children- Dr. Robert L. Dinwiddie. Matriculated to VMI from Lynchburg, VA. At VMI 5 years: repeated 2d Class (Junior) year. Military Record: Entered VMI on Sep. 6, 1862; served as a Corporal with Company C at the Battle of New Market; with the Corps of Cadets in Richmond trenches during the Fall of 1864 until it disbanded on April 2, 1865. Post War Career: served as the Post Adjutant of VMI 1867-68; founded Texas Military Institute with Cadet James JG, Class of 1866; became Professor of Chemistry and Physics at Texas A&M in 1879; elected "Chairman of the Faculty" (College President)in 1883 and retained that position until his death; he was instrumental to the development of the school. Died- December 11, 1887. Buried Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, Travis Co., Texas