William Starr Basinger
|William Starr Basinger|
|2nd President of the
University of North Georgia
|Preceded by||David W. Lewis|
|Succeeded by||Isaac W. Waddell|
|Died||1910 (aged 83)|
|Children||Margaret, Garnett, Will, Mary Leslie, Thomas, Walter|
|Alma mater||Franklin College of Arts and Sciences|
|Allegiance||Confederate States of America|
|Service/branch||Confederate States Army|
|Years of service||1861-1865|
|Unit||18th Georgia Battalion|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
William Starr Basinger (1827–1910) was a lawyer, military officer, state legislator, and the president of the University of North Georgia. He served as a major in the 18th Georgia Battalion of the Confederate States Army during the Civil War. In 1886 Basinger, succeeding David W. Lewis, became the second president of North Georgia Agricultural College (now UNG).
- "Person Sheet: Major William Starr Basinger CSA". ancestry.com. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
- "William Starr Basinger Papers, 1835–1932". The Southern Historical Collection. University of North Carolina. Retrieved 4 April 2013.
- Roberts, William Pittman (1998). Georgia’s Best Kept Secret: A History of North Georgia College. Dahlonega, Ga: Alumni Association of North Georgia College.
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