Henry Lee Graves
Henry Lee Graves was born in Yanceyville, North Carolina in 1813. From 1831 to 1835, he attended the University of North Carolina. From 1835 to 1837, he taught mathematics at Wake Forest College, then attended the Hamilton Literary and Theological Institute in New York City. He taught at a Baptist high school in Covington, Georgia in 1843. He served as the first President of Baylor University from 1846 to 1851. He was a pastor in the Independence Baptist church, an officer in the Union Baptist Association, and a Texas delegate to the Southern Baptist Convention of 1845 in Augusta, Georgia. In 1848, he was President of the Texas Baptist State Convention. He was also a pastor in Brenham and Schulenburg. From 1859 to 1869, he was President of the Fairfield Female Academy in Fairfield, Texas. In 1872, he was President of the Texas Baptist Education Society. He died in 1881.
|President of Baylor University
Rufus Columbus Burleson