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Isaac Taylor Tichenor (1825–1902) was President of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama, now known as Auburn University, from 1872 to 1881.[1][2]

Biography[]

Isaac Taylor Tichenor was born in Kentucky on November 11, 1825.[3] From 1852 to 1867, he served as pastor at the First Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama.[1] He served as a Chaplain in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War.[2][3] In 1863, he still defended slavery in his sermons.[4] After the war, he spent three years on his plantation in Shelby County, Alabama.[1] In 1871, he became pastor at the First Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee, but resigned shortly after.[1] He also served as a pastor in Kentucky and Mississippi.[3] From 1872 to 1881, he served as President of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama, now known as Auburn University.[1][3] In 1882, he became President of the Southern Baptist Home Missionary Board in Atlanta, Georgia.[1]

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Preceded by
James Ferguson Dowdell
President of Auburn University
1872-1881
Succeeded by
William Leroy Broun

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