The Cary C. Boshamer Professorships were established in 1969 by Cary Carlisle Boshamer, a member of the Class of 1917.

Boshamer was born in Statesville in 1895. As a student at Carolina, Cary Boshamer was an aggressive tackle on the football team. After less than two years of college, he took a football coaching and playing job in Georgia. His brief semi-professional career also took him to Gary, Ind. Following jobs in Chicago and San Francisco, he returned to his native North Carolina in the 1920s and engaged in a series of successful business ventures, primarily in the textile industry.

Boshamer lived in Gastonia and Clover, S.C., and was the owner and operator of a number of textile mills. He also engaged in cattle raising and race horse breeding. At one time, he was the owner of the Pimlico Race Track in Baltimore, Md.

Boshamer served as a trustee of the UNC system from 1969 until 1972 and was a trustee of the University the following year.

In addition to endowing the Boshamer Professorships, he financed the Cary C. Boshamer Scholarships and contributed substantially to the University’s athletic program by providing funds for scholarships, an artificial turf practice field and the baseball stadium that bears his name.

Boshamer was married to the former Kathleen Porter in 1922. He died in 1973 at age 77.

Cary C. Boshamer Professors

1990-2010:  Frank Brown

Robert B. Cairns (1933-1999)

William A. Darity

David Guilkey

1991-present:  Thomas Hazen

2002-present:  Dorothy Holland

C. Townsend Ludington Jr., Emeritus

1997-present:  Gerald J. Postema

William Rohe

1994-present:  Edward T. Samulski

Pranab K. Sen

N. Ferebee Taylor (1921-2004)

2003-present:  Sean Washburn