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Carolina Story: Virtual Museum of University History

Burton Craige (1875-1945) and Craige Residence Hall

Burton Craige (1875-1945) Craige Residence Hall, completed 1962

Built in 1962, this residence hall honors Burton Craige, a North Carolina lawyer and politician. Craige was born in Salisbury in 1875 and graduated from Carolina in 1897 at the head of his class. After law school, he became an attorney for the Reynolds Tobacco Company and a director of Wachovia Bank & Trust. Craige served in the state’s General Assembly, on the state constitutional study commission, and on the university’s board of trustees.