The Military College of South Carolina Dare to Lead

Info Academics Admissions Alumni Cadet Life Graduate College Evening Undergrad Athletics Connect Giving
Close this window

Giving to The Citadel

  • The Citadel Foundation
  • Blueprint
  • The Citadel Brigadier Foundation

Major Richard W. Colcock, USA (1844-1852)

President Colcock

Born June 6, 1806 in Beaufort, South Carolina, Richard Colcock graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1826.

He resigned from the army in 1836 and was appointed civil engineer for the North Carolina Railroad. Major Colcock also studied law and was admitted to the South Carolina Bar.

From 1844-1852, Major Colcock held the position of Superintendent of The Citadel. He died in 1856 and is buried in Charleston.