Ralph Brown Draughon

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Ralph Brown Draughon (September 1, 1899 – August 13, 1968) was the President of Auburn University from 1947 to 1965.[1][2]


Ralph Brown Draughon was born in Hartford, Alabama in 1899.[3] He graduated from Alabama Polytechnic Institute, now known as Auburn University, with a B.S. in 1922 and an M.S. in 1929.[1] He was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.[4] In 1931, he became an Assistant Professor of History and Political Science at Auburn.[1]

A library at Auburn University has been named after him.[5]


Academic offices
Preceded by
Luther Noble Duncan
President of Auburn University
Succeeded by
Harry M. Philpott