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An Act to Provide for the Election of Trustees of the University of North Carolina.

1873-74 Public Laws: Chapter LXIV

Public Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1873-74 - Pages 90-91.

Section 1. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact, in pursuance of the authority granted by the fifth section of the ninth article of the amended [very recently - 1873] constitution: That there shall be sixty-four trustees of the University of North Carolina elected by joint ballot of both Houses of the General Assembly on the twenty-ninth day of January one thousand eight hundred and seventy-four, whose term of office shall be eight years from and after December first, one thousand eight hundred and seventy three, and in whom, when chosen, shall be vested all the rights, privileges, franchises and endowments thereof, in any wise granted to or conferred upon the trustees of said university.

Sec. 2. That the first meeting ot the trustees shall be held within thirty days after their election, and at this and every subsequent meeting ten shall constitute a quorum. The trustees at their first meeting shall be divided into four classes. The seats of the first class shall be vacated at the expiration of two years; of the second class at the expiration of four years; of the third at the expiration of six years; of the fourth at the expiration of eight years, so that one-fourth may be chosen every second year.

Sec. 3. That, whenever any vacancy or vacancies shall happen in the said board it shall be the duty of the secretary of the board of trustees to communicate to the General Assembly the said vacancy or vacancies and thereupon they shall elect by joint ballot of both houses a suitable person or persons to fill the same.

Sec. 4. That the board of trustees shall have power to make such rules and regulations for the management of the University as they may deem necessary and expedient not inconsistent with the constitution and laws of the State.

Sec. 5. That the board of trustees shall have power to appoint from their own number an executive committee which shall be clothed with the powers delegated to the executive committee under preceding organization of the University.

Sec. 6. That this Act shall take effect from and after its ratification.

Ratified this 28th day of January, 1874.

Tod R. Caldwell, Governor
James L. Robinson, Speaker of the House of Representatives
Charles H. Brogden, Lt. Governor and President of the Senate

State of North Carolina,
Office Secretary of State,
Raleigh, March 5th, 1874.

I, William H. Howerton, Secretary of State, hereby
certify that the foregoing are true copies of the original
acts and resolutions on file in this office.

William H. Howerton,
Secretary of State.

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