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Landon Garland

American university administration

Died when: 84 years 328 days (1018 months)
Star Sign: Aries


Landon Garland

Landon Cabell Garland (1810–1895), an American, was professor of physics and history and university president three times at different Southern Universities (Randolph Macon, Alabama, Vanderbilt) while living in the Southern United States for his entire life.

He served as the second president of Randolph–Macon College in Ashland, Virginia, from 1836 to 1846; then professor from 1847 to 1855, and then third president of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, from 1855 to 1867; and first chancellor of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, from 1875 to 1893.

He was an apologist for slavery in the United States before the Civil War, but afterward became a vociferous spokesperson against slavery when it became possible to do so.

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