George Mason Graham

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George Mason Graham

George Mason Graham (21 August 1807 – 31 January 1891), often called the “Father of LSU,” was the first Chairman of the board of trustees of the Louisiana State Seminary of Learning, the forerunner of Louisiana State University.[1] It was said that “beyond family and intimate private affairs there was nothing closer to his heart than Louisiana State Seminary of Learning.”


  1. ^ "JSTOR: Louisiana History: The Journal of the Louisiana Historical Association". 10: 225–240. JSTOR 4231075.