Augustus Baldwin Longstreet

President 1840-1848

Augustus Baldwin Longstreet

  • Legislator, author and Methodist minister
  • Enlarges the profile of Emory College so that it rivals the University of Georgia in reputation and numbers of students
  • Intellectual leadership helps make Oxford and Emory the center of Southern Methodism for the next 30 years
  • Later president of Centenary College in Louisiana and of the University of Mississippi
  • Uncle of James Longstreet, Civil War Gen. Robert E. Lee's corps commander