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  • Capt. Polk Grundy Johnson, (CSA) (1844 - 1889)
    Polk Johnson was born November 2, 1844 in Clarksville, the son of Cave and Elizabeth Johnson. Polk attended private schools and tutoring until 1858, when he entered Stewart College.In 1861 he joined Co...
  • Sidney Johnston Catts, Governor (1863 - 1936)
    Johnston Catts (July 31, 1863—March 9, 1936) was an American politician and anti-Catholic spokesman. He was the 22nd Governor of Florida.Catts was born in Pleasant Hill, Alabama and he earned a law deg...
  • William F. Kirby, U.S. Senator (1867 - 1934)
    Fosgate Kirby, a Senator from Arkansas; born near Texarkana, Miller County, Ark., November 16, 1867; attended the common schools; studied law at Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn., and graduated in ...
  • Captain Thomas J. Beall (CSA) (1836 - 1921)
    , THOMAS J. (1836–1921). Thomas J. Beall, attorney and Confederate officer, son of Dr. Jeremiah and Susan Varner (Neal) Beall, was born at Thomaston, Georgia, on May 12, 1836. He received his primary a...
  • Rev. Lemuel Ransom Hogan (1875 - d.)
    HOGAN, Lemuel Ransom, minister of the gospel; born Rover, Tenn., July 22, 1875; Irish descent; son of Thomas and Delilah HOGAN; father’s occupation, mechanic and farmer; moved to Texas in 1893; joined ...


Cumberland University is a private university in Lebanon, Tennessee, United States. It was founded in 1842, though the current campus buildings were constructed between 1892 and 1896.

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