William Gaston, lawyer, legislator, congressman. Includes research by Jerry Bostic, Gaston County educator, curriculum director, and administrator.
"William Gaston (1778-1844) was Georgetown's first student, enrolling in the school in 1791 before transferring to Princeton. As a congressman from North Carolina, Gaston sponsored the charter that granted Georgetown the authority to award academic degrees. He became a prominent jurist, serving on the North Carolina Supreme Court. Georgetown's flagship lecture hall, Gaston Hall, is named after him."
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