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George Edgar

President: 1887 – 1892


George Edgar was the first president of the Seminary West of the Suwannee River, the predecessor institution of The Florida State University. (Earlier school leaders had the title Principal.) He served in that office from 1887 to 1892.

 

 

 

 

 


Rebecca C. Fry Edgar

Wife of President George Edgar

Born and reared in Lewisburg, W. Va., Rebecca C. Fry (1845 -1910) was a descendant of Col. Joshua Fry, who commanded the Virginia troops in the Indian War of 1754. She married the first President of the Seminary West of the Suwannee River, George Mathews Edgar, in 1861. They had six children, including Elizabeth Bessie Randolf Edgar, who graduated from the Seminary West of the Suwannee in 1891.