William J. Sasnett

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William J. Sasnett
President of Auburn University
In office
1858–1861
Succeeded by James Ferguson Dowdell
Personal details
Born (1820-04-29)April 29, 1820
Hancock County, Georgia, U.S.
Died November 3, 1865(1865-11-03) (aged 45)

William Jeremiah Sasnett (April 29, 1820 – November 3, 1865) was an American educator and was the first President of East Alabama Mens College, now known as Auburn University, from 1858 to 1861.[1][2][3]

Biography[edit]

William J. Sasnett was a graduate of Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Georgia.[4] He served as a Methodist clergyman.[3] He was a Professor at Oxford College, now known as Emory University.[5] He became the first President of East Alabama Mens College, now known as Auburn University, from 1858 to 1861.[1]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Progress: Considered With Particular Reference to the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (1956)

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Academic offices
Preceded by
None
President of Auburn University
1858–1861
Succeeded by
James Ferguson Dowdell