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Mercer University Presidents

James Freeman Sellers (acting 1913-1914)

  • Cundefinedhemistry Professor from 1893 to 1918
  • Purchased the 50 acre Dempsey tract, providing room for future campus expansion 
  • Raised $4,000 for campus improvement, including a system of walks and shrubbery planted by the president and his wife
  • Quick bio: (1862-1936); A.B., M.A., LL.D., D.Sc.; spouse: Medora Fort (1888)


Orange and Black, advertisement for Mercer University, March 28, 1914:

"Well equipped chemical, physical, biological and pharmaceutical laboratories; gymnasium with hot and cold baths; splendid Y.M.C.A. in beautiful building; Students' Hall, each room with modern ventilation; twenty professors; eleven buildings; ten thousand volumes and one hundred current periodicals in library and reading room. For information address J. F. SELLERS, Macon, Georgia"


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