Samuel Gilliam, a graduate of Shaw University and N.C. Central University, served in education for 40 years in Edgecombe County. He established G.W. Carver High School in 1941 and was its first principal, having transferred from serving at Roberson Elementary School. He also served on the Edgecombe County Planning Board and the Nash/Edgecombe Mental Health Board and was active in the Red Cross.
Inducted into Hall of Fame 2009