The Transylvania Times -

Hal Victor Cartwright


October 10, 2019

Hal Victor Cartwright died Sept. 30, 2019, at the age of 96.

He is the second son of the late Zack Cartwright, an author, and Carroll Churchill Cartwright, an accomplished artist.

After one year of college, he worked as a welder in the shipyard at Bremerton. He joined the Merchant Marines during World War II, attending the Merchant Marine Academy, making 26 North Atlantic and Pacific crossings in convoy on a Matson ship converted for transport, and becoming a licensed third mate before mustering out.

He later worked with Jones Construction on the U.S. Air Base in Thule, Greenland, as concrete factory manager. He met the late Martha Louise Whitmire, a twin daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Whitmire, of Rosman, and married her in New York. He worked with his father-in-law on his farm, while also building small lakes and developing land in Transylvania County.

In his 40s, he commuted daily from Rosman to Western Carolina University, graduating in 1966. He went on to the University of Maryland, where he received a Ph.D. in political science in 1975. Following the awarding of his Ph.D., he taught at East Stroudsburg State University in Pennsylvania until his retirement.

Following his retirement, he and his wife returned to Transylvania County where he continued to develop land, and built a lovely home above his Pine Shores Lake development, where he could write and look over the beautiful mountains he loved.

Please send donations in lieu of flowers to Rainforest Action Network,


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