William Jacob Sasnett (1820-1865)

President, East Alabama Male College (1858-1861)

East Alabama Male College was chartered in 1856 and affiliated with the Methodist Church. It's first president, William J. Sasnett had served as a clergyman in that denomination when he accepted the position as head of the new school, which was located in Auburn. 

He apparently left Auburn with the outbreak of the Civil War.


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.

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