Longstreet, Augustus Baldwin, Lld
Longstreet, Augustus Baldwin, LL.D.
a Methodist minister, was born at Augusta, Georgia, September 22, 1790. He studied in the Litchfield (Connecticut) Law School, and settled in his native state. In 1823 he represented Greene Count V in the state legislature, and the following year was made judge of the Superior Court of the state. During the Nullification excitement he established the Augusta Sentinel. In 1838 he entered the ministry, and from 1839 to 1848 was president of Emory College, in Oxford. He was then for a short time president of Centenary College, Jackson, Louisiana, and from 1849 to 1856 president of the University of Mississippi. Still later he was president of South Carolina College. He died September 9, 1870. He was a frequent contributor to Southern periodicals, and published many separate works, among the best known of which is his humorous collection of Georgia Scenes. See Obituary Record of Yale College, 1872.