New Jersey, USA
|Death: ||Dec. 7, 1897|
Son of Dr. Philip Lindsley, John Berrien Lindsley wsa born in Princeton, New Jersey. He came to Nashville as a two-year-old when his father moved to the city to become president of Cumberland College. He graduated from the University of Nashville in 1839. Lindsley studied medicine in Louisville and Philadelphia, graduating from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School in 1843.
Following his graduation from medical school, Dr. Lindsley studied theology and was ordained a Presbyterian minister by the Nashville Presbytery. In 1850 he formed a science club that eventually became the Medical Department of the University of Nashville. He taught chemistry for 23 years.
Dr. Lindsley was instrumental in the formation of a preparatory school for the university - that school was Montgomery Bell Academy. In 1854 he added a Military Department by transferring Western Military Institution to the university. Dr. Lindsley was named Chancellor of the University of Nashville in 1855. During the war he saved university records and is credited with the saving the university's buildings during the battle of Nashville and the ensuing occupation. For four years following he war, Dr. Lindsley served as Dean of the Medical School. He resigned as Chancellor in 1870. From 1884, until his death in 1897, Dr. Lindsley served as Secretary of the State Board of Health.
Sarah McGavock Lindsley (1830 - 1903)*
Louise Grundy Lindsley (1858 - 1944)*
Mae Lindsley Kent (1861 - 1939)*
Annie Lindsley Warden (1864 - 1958)*
Margaret Lindsley Warner (1864 - 1936)*
Randal McGavock Lindsley (1870 - 1870)*
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Plot: Section 1
Created by: Ron Crabtree
Record added: Jun 24, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14719457