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Isaac T. Tichenor
President of the Auburn University

In office
1872–1881
Preceded by James Ferguson Dowdell
Succeeded by William Leroy Broun
Personal details
Born (1825-11-11)November 11, 1825
Spencer County, Kentucky
Died December 2, 1902(1902-12-02) (aged 77)
Atlanta, Georgia

Isaac Taylor Tichenor (November 11, 1825 – December 2, 1902) was President of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama, now known as Auburn University, from 1872 to 1881.[1][2]

Early life

Isaac Taylor Tichenor was born in Kentucky on November 11, 1825.[3]

Career

From 1852 to 1867, he served as pastor at the First Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama.[1]

He served as a chaplain in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War.[2][3] In 1863, he still defended slavery in his sermons.[4] After the war, he spent three years on his plantation in Shelby County, Alabama.[1]

In 1871, he became pastor at the First Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee, but resigned shortly after.[1] He also served as a pastor in Kentucky and Mississippi.[3]

Tichenor Hall

From 1872 to 1881, he served as President of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama, now known as Auburn University.[1][3] In 1882, he became President of the Southern Baptist Home Missionary Board in Atlanta, Georgia.[1]

Death

He died on December 2, 1902, and is buried in Westview Cemetery.

References

Academic offices
Preceded by
James Ferguson Dowdell
President of Auburn University
1872–1881
Succeeded by
William Leroy Broun

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