William Starr Basinger

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William Starr Basinger
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2nd President of the
University of North Georgia
In office
Preceded by David W. Lewis
Succeeded by Isaac W. Waddell
Personal details
Born 1827
Savannah, GA
Died 1910 (aged 83)
Children Margaret, Garnett, Will, Mary Leslie, Thomas, Walter[1]
Alma mater Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
Military service
Allegiance  Confederate States of America
Service/branch  Confederate States Army
Rank Confederate States of America Major.svg Major
Unit 18th Georgia Volunteer Infantry

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).[2][3]


  1. ^ "Person Sheet: Major William Starr Basinger CSA". ancestry.com. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "William Starr Basinger Papers, 1835–1932". The Southern Historical Collection. University of North Carolina. Retrieved 4 April 2013. 
  3. ^ Roberts, William Pittman (1998). Georgia’s Best Kept Secret: A History of North Georgia College. Dahlonega, Ga: Alumni Association of North Georgia College.