William Macon Coleman (1838-ca. 1916) of Concord, NC, entered the University in 1854 and graduated with third honors in 1858. A lawyer, he served in the Confederate army, then was appointed NC attorney general (1868-70) and US consul to Germany (1870-72). He taught philosophy at Columbia University, from which institution he received a PhD in 1904. The University of North Carolina awarded him the MA in 1892.