Hoyt Blackwell 20 September 1890 - 8 November 1988 Kershaw SC Mars Hill, Madison Co NC
Dr. Hoyt Blackwell was president of Mars Hill College from 1938 until 1966, which was a period of enormous growth and development for the college, including the transition from junior college to senior college. The first senior class graduated in 1964.
Prior to his appointment as president, Dr. Blackwell was a professor of Greek and Bible at the college and also served Piney Mountain Baptist Church as pastor for several years. (When I attended that church years afterward, members, including some of my kin, still spoke of him with love and respect.)
- Dwight Childers
For more on Hoyt Blackwell and his family, including a biograpical note, see the website of his son Eric Blackwell, MD, at . . . .