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Andrew Philip Montague, President 1897-1902: Overview


Andrew Philip Montague, 1901 Bonhomie yearbook


  • Born 27 September 1854, Essex County, Virginia
  • Graduated University of Virginia, 1875.
  • Latin instructor at Columbian (which is now George Washington University, in Washington, D.C.).
  • Professor of Latin at Columbian in 1879; dean in 1895.
  • Obtained Ph.D. from Columbian in 1888; first Furman president with a Ph.D.
  • Received an LL.D. degree from Richmond College in 1896.
  • President of Furman University, S.C., 1897 to 1902, first lay person to be president.
  • President of Howard College, Birmingham, Ala. in 1902.
  • President of Columbia College, Lake City, Fla., 1912.
  • Professor of Latin and public speaking at Mercer University, Ga., in 1919; dean in 1923; VP in 1924; acting president in 1927-1928.
  • Died on 3 December 1928 (aged 74) Panama City, Bay County, Florida 


  • Diary, January 3, 1899 to April 5, 1899 [during his Furman University presidency], Special Collections and Archives, Furman University