Answered By: Marie Rose
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November 11, 1895-September 13, 1964. Citadel Class of 1918. He attended The Citadel from September 1914 to June 1916 when, upon completion of his sophomore year, he was forced to resign for financial reasons. In 1917, he then entered the Army, and served in World War I. In 1919 he left with the rank of lieutenant. Home from the war, he took his first full-time job at $18 a week. In 1934, he founded the Daniel Construction Company with a loan of $25,000. It became a multimillion dollar international corporation. He was a U.S. Senator from September 6, 1954, to December 23, 1954, upon the death of Senator Burnett R. Maybank. In 1963, Richard Nixon bestowed upon him the honor, Industrialist of the Year in the United States. The Citadel Library is named after him and his brother, R. Hugh Daniel. Paintings of both brothers hang in the foyer of the Daniel Library. He and his brother erected the carillon in 1984 which they named after Thomas Dry Howie, a classmate of R. Hugh Daniel. In 1952, The Citadel awarded Charles Daniel an honorary degree. (Sources: Claude R. Canup and W.D. Workman, Charles E. Daniel: His Philosophy and Legacy, 1981, CT259 .D3 C3; Daniel file, Citadel Archives)

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