Isaac T. Tichenor

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Isaac T. Tichenor
Isaac Taylor Tichenor.jpg
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[edit]

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

Career[edit]

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]

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[edit]

He died on December 2, 1902.

References[edit]

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