William Ellison Boggs

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William Ellison Boggs
President of the
University of Georgia
In office
Preceded by Patrick Hues Mell
Succeeded by Walter Barnard Hill
Personal details
Born (1838-05-12)May 12, 1838
Died August 20, 1920(1920-08-20) (aged 82)
Baltimore, Maryland
Alma mater South Carolina College, Columbia Theological Seminary

William Ellison Boggs (May 12, 1838 – August 20, 1920), born in Ahmedunggar, India, was chancellor of the University of Georgia (UGA) in Athens, Georgia, United States from 1889 until his resignation in 1898 (The head of the University was referred to as chancellor instead of president, from 1860 until 1932). Boggs obtained a B.A. from South Carolina College in 1859 and his Doctor of Divinity, (D.D.) from Columbia Theological Seminary in 1862. Boggs died on August 20, 1920, in Baltimore, Maryland and is buried in Waynesville, North Carolina.[citation needed]

He was the father of Gilbert Hillhouse Boggs, who was deeply involved with Georgia Tech's Chemistry Department.[1]


  1. ^ "Inventory of the Dr. Gilbert Hillhouse Boggs Memorial Speech, 1941". Georgia Tech Archives and Records Management. Retrieved 2007-04-17. 

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Preceded by
Patrick Hues Mell
President of the University of Georgia
1889 – 1898
Succeeded by
Walter Barnard Hill