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George Armstrong Wauchope
G A Wanchope 
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Years covered: 1903

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(born May-26-1862, died Jun-09-1943, 81 years old) United States of America

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George Armstrong Wauchope was born in Natural Bridge, Virginia in 1862. He earned degrees from Washington and Lee University, including a PhD in 1889. He taught at the University of Missouri, University of Virginia and the University of Iowa before coming to the University of South Carolina as associate professor in the Department of Language and Literature in 1898. He was a prolific writer of articles and essays, and his most well-known was "The Writers of South Carolina". He is remembered on campus as the composer of the University's alma mater, "We Hail Thee Carolina", which he wrote in 1911. He taught until his retirement in 1943, a total of 45 years of service at Carolina. While at the University of Missouri, he wrote their alma mater, "Old Missouri". Chess was a dear hobby, and he played in the 1903 Western Championship (3rd last) and the 1908 Columbia Chess Tournament (5th place). and

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. L Uedemann vs G A Wanchope  1-04619034th Western ChampionshipC44 King's Pawn Game

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  MissScarlett: <George Wanchope/Wauchope?>

Newspaper reports appear unanimous that it's <Wauchope>. Apparently, the name is pronounced <walk-up>.

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  Tabanus: State (South Carolina's Progressive Newspaper), 27 May 1942, p. 9:

<George A. Wauchope Now Octogenarian.

At 80 He Begins Study of Hebrew Just as a Hobby.

By Barton Hickman.

Celebrating his eightieth birthday yesterday amid flowers and bouquets from his many friends, The University of South Carolina's George Armstrong Wauchope announced that last week he had taken up the sudy of Hebrew.
Already a student of almost a dozen tongues and dialects in Greek, Latin, Old English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Old and New Dutch, and Gothic, the author of Carolina's Alma Mater yesterday thoughtfully perused a copy of the Hebrew Bible, has already mastered the alphabet, concluded the book of Genesis in his one week's study.
"Oh, they get easier to learn," he lightly explained, "as you pick up each new language."
Temporarily discarding his former hobby of chess (at which he defeated the champions of Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan) George Armstrong Wauchope is reading the texts his son-in-law, Robert Bass, used when he attended theological seminary after he received his degree from the university.>

.. and a good deal more, but this links him to chess. He is the father of the archaeologist Robert Wauchope, see

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  Phony Benoni: Thanks for catching this. I probably got the erroneous spelling from Di Felice (Whose "Chess Results 1900-1920) gives "Wanchope", and simply didn't check other sources carefully enough.

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