Biography and History

C. (Calvin) Pardee Foulke was a prominent Philadelphia businessman. He was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania on November 16, 1906. His father, a member of the Princeton class of 1905, was Walter Longfellow Foulke (after which Foulke Hall was named) and his mother was Helen Pardee. Foulke attended Chestnut Hill Academy (1914-1920), St. Paul's School, Concord, New Hampshire (1920-1925) and graduated from Princeton University with a degree in English in 1929. After finishing at Princeton he attended Harvard Law School until 1933. He became president and vice-president of several oil, timber, and coal companies in West Virginia, Kentucky, and Louisiana, including the Pardee Land Company, the Blackwood Land Company, Blackwood Coal and Coke Company, the Calvin Corp., C. Pardee Works, and Pardee Brothers and Company. Foulke served in the Army Air Corps and Army Air Forces from 1942-1946, attaining the rank of major. He married Marjorie Bouge Davis in May 1952, after his first marriage to Caroline Ryan Hotchkiss in 1948 ended in divorce. C. Pardee Foulke died May 16, 1974.

Source: From the finding aid for MC023