Faison Wall of Fame

HonoreePicturePeriod in HistoryCategoryKnown ForBiographyLinks
Peter Weddick MooreMoore_Peter_Reddick_Portrait_ElizabethCityStateUnivArchives_120w1858-1934EducationSon of Slaves
Highly respected Leader in North Carolina Education before Integration.
President of Elizabeth State Teachers College
Dr. Peter Weddick Moore
Sampson Lane FaisonWWI_FAISON_General_120x1501860-1940Military ServiceBrigadier General, WWI. Commander of the 30th Division that broke the Hindenburg Line.
Recepient of the Distinguished Service Award.
Sampson L. Faison bio
Sampson L Faison
Sampson L Faison article
John Miller FaisonJohn_Miller_Faison_120w1862-1915PoliticsCongressman 1911-1915
Chairman of Duplin County Board of Commissioners
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John Miller Faison bio
Mary Lyde Hicks WilliamsMary-Lyde-Hicks-Williams_120w1866-1959Art & CulturalRenowned Southern Artist - Completed more than 500 paintings
State President of the United Daughters of the Confederacy
Vice President of the State Historical Society
John Sprunt HillJohnSpruntHill_unc_120w1869-1961Education & PoliticsPrincipal of Faison School 1889-1891
Great Benefactor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Served in the Spanish American War as a Private in Troop A of Squadron A.
North Carolina State Senator
William Edgar ThorntonAstronaut-William-Thornton-120x1451929 -Sciences, Medicine, & AerospaceNorth Carolina's first Astronaut. Two space missions on Challenger.
Physicist Medical Doctor
Two military tours.
Inventor with 27 US patents
Betty Ray McCainBettyRayMcCain_120W1931-Politics & CulturalSecretary of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources
UNC Board of Govenors
UNC-TV Board of Trustees
Betty Ray McCainBetty Ray McCain videos