Alexander Means

President 1854-1855 Alexander Means

  • Appointed as professor of natural sciences at Emory College in 1838, the first year of instruction
  • As president, proposes the college assume the property and charter of Oglethorpe Medical College, which the trustees decline
  • As president, petitions the board for permission to teach in the newly formed Atlanta Medical College
  • Resigns as Emory professor and president, and returns to teach for a short time after the Civil War
  • First Emory faculty member elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science