Augusta College (Kentucky)
From 1822 to 1849, Augusta College was located in Augusta, Kentucky in Bracken County. It was formed when the Bracken Academy and Methodist churches of Ohio and Kentucky joined. Augusta College was the third Methodist college founded in the United States. Its first president was Martin Ruter, D.D. It usually had enrollment of about 175–305 pupils. Among many who attended the college were Edward J. Gay (1816-1889) and Edward White Robertson (1823–1887) both of whom went on to become United States Representatives from Louisiana, Randolph S. Foster, minister and later president of Northwestern University (IL) and Drew University (NJ), and John Miley, professor of theology at Drew University.
Notable alumni and faculty
- Henry Bidleman Bascom (1796–1850), religious circuit rider, U.S. Congressional Chaplain, Methodist Bishop, professor at Augusta College, college president, editor
- Charles Clark, 24th Governor of Mississippi.
- Selucius Garfielde (1822-1883), Territorial Delegate to Congress from Washington Territory
- Charles S. Lewis (1821 - 1878), U.S. Representative from Virginia
- Elijah Phister, U.S. Congressman from Kentucky
- William H. Wadsworth, U.S. Congressman from Kentucky
- John E. Kleber, ed. "Augusta College" in The Kentucky Encyclopedia (University Press of Kentucky, 1992)
- "Mississippi Governor Charles Clark". National Governors Association. Retrieved October 2013.
- Poore 1871, p. 56.
- "LEWIS, Charles Swearinger, (1821 - 1878)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved December 21, 2012.
- "PHISTER, Elijah Conner, (1822 - 1887)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved December 21, 2012.
- "WADSWORTH, William Henry, (1821 - 1893)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved December 21, 2012.
- Poore, Benjamin Perley (1871). Congressional Directory for the Third Session of the Forty-First United States Congress of the United States of America. 2d ed. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office.
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