James Lee Love
Associated Building(s): Love House and Hutchins Forum;
Other Relationships: Professor of Mathematics, Son-In-Law of Cornelia Phillips Spencer
Birthplace: Burlington, North Carolina
Relationship(s) to University: Administrator, Alumni, Professor
Era(s): Gilded Age, Reconstruction, World War I
Latitude/Longitude: 36.090355, -79.449745
James Lee Love (1860-1950) won the Phillips Mathematical Prize in 1882 while a student at UNC and graduated in 1884 as valedictorian and class president. He became a math professor at UNC from 1885 to 1889 and built a house for himself, his wife, and mother-in-law here. Leaving two years after its construction, the Love House is now the Center for the Study of the American South.