Isaac Taylor Tichenor (1825-1902)

President, Alabama A&M College (1872-1881)

On January 1, 1852, Tichenor began a sixteen-year pastorate at the First Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. Following service as a regimental chaplain during the Civil War, he resigned his Montgomery pastorate and spent the next three years on his plantation in Shelby County. 

In 1871 Tichenor became pastor of the First Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee, but the next year resigned to accept the presidency of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama located in Auburn. In 1882 Tichenor became president of the Southern Baptist Home Missionary Board, based in Atlanta, Georgia.



 
GUIDE TO THE COLLECTION

Inventory of the President's Records
Listing of the records generated by the President and his office during his tenure.  Arranged by subject.
Synopsis of the President's Annual Reports to the Board of Trustees
Chronicles the significant events of the President's term in office, including the activities of the schools and departments.
Synopsis of the Minutes of the Board of Trustees for the President's term
Provides another view of the events treated by the President in his Annual Reports.
Synopsis of the President's Correspondence
Letters between the President of the University and various political leaders within Alabama.  Provides insight into how the school has maneuvered through the state's political system.
History of Tichenor's Presidency
A short chapter about the major issues facing the President, written by Archives faculty members.

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