Tiberius G. Jones

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Tiberius G. Jones, prior to 1883

Tiberius Gracchus Jones (July 21, 1821 – June 27, 1895) was pastor and the president of Richmond College (now the University of Richmond) from 1866 to 1869.[1]


Jones was born in 1819 in Powhatan County, Virginia. He studied at the University of Virginia from 1842-1844 before completing his studies in 1845 at the College of William and Mary, where he was valedictorian of his graduating class.[2]

Professional life[edit]

Beginning in 1850, Jones served as the first minister of Freemason Street Baptist Church in Norfolk, Virginia,[3] a position to which he briefly returned upon resigning from the presidency of Richmond College in 1869.[1]

He delivered graduation addresses at Wake Forest in 1854 and at William and Mary in 1856.


  1. ^ a b History of the University of Richmond: People: Rev. Tiberius Gracchus Jones Archived 2008-09-22 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved March 25, 2008.
  2. ^ Tyler, Lyon Gardiner (1915). Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography, Volume 3. Lewis historical publishing company. p. 143.
  3. ^ "41". Early Norfolk Baptist Highlights. Norfolk Highlights.

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Academic offices
Preceded by
Robert Ryland
President of the University of Richmond
Faculty-run administration
Title next held by
Frederic W. Boatwright