Landon C. Garland, of Vanderbilt University

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Landon Cabell Garland

Death: 1895 (84-85)
Immediate Family:

Son of Spottswood Garland and Lucinda Rose
Husband of Louise Frances Cabell
Father of Ann Rose Fulton; Rose Lewis; Carrie Matilda Thompson; Alice Virginia Garland; Louise Frances Humphrey and 1 other

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About Landon C. Garland, of Vanderbilt University

First Chancellor of Vanderbilt University serving from 1875-93 and Chancellor Emeritus 1894.

Landon Cabell Garland graduated with first honors from Hampdon Sidney College in 1829. He taught chemistry and natural philosophy at Washington College (Lexington, Virginia), c1829-1830, and taught chemistry and natural history at Randolph-Macon College, 1833-1834, eventually being elected chair of the department. In 1837, he was elected president of Randolph-Macon College. In 1854, he was elected president of the University of Alabama. During the Civil War, the University of Alabama was burned to the ground. After a year of trying to rebuild the university, Garland accepted the chair of philosophy and astronomy at the University of Missippi in 1867. He remained there until coming to Vanderbilt University in 1875 to take up the position as chancellor. He died February 13, 1895. He is buried with the three bishops - McTyeire, Soule, and McKendree - on the Vanderbilt Campus, near the Divinity School.