George Edgar

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George Matthews Edgar
George Edgar Statue.jpg
Statue of George Edgar on the FSU campus
President of Seminary West of the Suwannee River (now named Florida State University)
In office
Preceded by E. R. Weeks
Succeeded by Alvin Lewis
Personal details
Born (1837-03-01)March 1, 1837
Union, Virginia
Died October 18, 1913(1913-10-18) (aged 76)
Paris, Kentucky
Spouse(s) Rebecca Fry
Alma mater Virginia Military Institute

George Matthews Edgar was the President of the Seminary West of the Suwannee River, in Tallahassee, Florida, an institution which eventually became Florida State University. He served in that office from 1887 to 1892. Edgar first called the West Florida Seminary "Florida State University" during Commencement in June 1891.[1] He was also president of the Arkansas Industrial University (now the University of Arkansas) from 1884-1887. [[2]]


  1. ^ Dodd, William George: History of West Florida Seminary, page 82. Florida State University, 1952.
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