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Dr Philip Lindsley

Dr Philip Lindsley

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Death 5 Jun 1855 (aged 68)
Tennessee, USA
Burial Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Plot Section 1, Lot 184
Memorial ID 14719329 · View Source
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Dr. Lindsley came to Nashville in 1824 from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) to become president of Cumberland College. Two years later, under his leadership, the charter of the college was changed and the school became known as the University of Nashville. Dr. Lindsley remained the administrative head of the university for 25 years.

A cholera epidemic raged in the city in 1850 and the enrollment at the university fallen off considerably. Dr. Lindsley resigned that same year. Following his resignation, the school suspended operations. He died in 1855 and was buried in the City Cemetery. His remains were later moved to Mount Olivet.


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  • Created by: Ron Crabtree
  • Added: 24 Jun 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14719329
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Philip Lindsley (21 Dec 1786–5 Jun 1855), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14719329, citing Mount Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Ron Crabtree (contributor 46848039) .