Administrators of the Tulane Educational Fund
No. Term of
Name [A] Confederate
1. 1882-1892 Randall Lee Gibson Yes
2. 1882-1906 Charles E. Fenner Yes
3. 1882-1914 James McConnell Yes
4. 1882-1892 Tobias G. Richardson Yes
5. 1882-1897 Edward Douglass White Yes
6. 1882-1922 Edgar Howard Farrar [C]
7. 1882-1892 Pascal Neilson Strong Yes
8. 1882-1902 Benjamin Morgan Palmer [D]
9. 1882-1884 Hugh Miller Thompson Yes
10. 1882-1882 Charles Augustus Whitney No
11. 1882-1893 Samuel Horton Kennedy No
12. 1882-1932 Walter Robinson Stauffer No
13. 1882-1900 Cartwright Eustis Yes
14. 1882-1920 Henry Ginder Yes
15. 1882-1895 John Timmons Hardie Yes
16. 1882-1919 Robert Miller Walmsley No
17. 1882-1884 Wiliam Oscar Rogers Yes
18. 1883-1887 William Forrest Halsey No

  1. Administrators in office in 1884.  Taken from data provided by Beatrice M. Field and Amanda R. Rittenhouse, POTPOURRI, p. 34, 2002 ( accessed 1/18/05.

  2. "Yes" listed only when documented evidence exists for service in the Confederate Army.  "No" means no record found.  Sources include: (1) United States National Archives, Civil War Compiled Military Service Records [database online] Provo UT, accessed through ( accessed 2/19/05; (2) Sons of Confederate Veterans, Louisiana Division (http:/ accessed 2/19/05; (3) U.S. War Dept., U.S. Record and Pension Office, U.S. War Records Office, et al., "The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies," Gov't. Printing Office, Series I, 1888; Accessed through Cornell University Library, "Making of America" ( accessed 2/19/05; (4) "Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System," National Park Service ( accessed 2/23/05.

  3. E. H. Farrar, an attorney (b. 1849) was too young to fight in the Civil War (1861-1865).  However, his father, Thomas Prince Farrar, was a captain in the Confederate Army and in 1878 Farrar married Lucinda Stamps, the grandniece of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and daughter of Isaac Davis Stamps, another captain in the Confederate Army.

  4. B. M. Palmer was a clergyman.  At the historic First Presbyterian Church on Lafayette Square, “...the eloquent Dr. Benjamin Morgan Palmer had inveighed against the Yankee abolitionists on Thanksgiving Day, 1860, and fanned the spark of secessionism in New Orleans into a flame.” (Quoted from: Charles L. Dufour, Darwin Fenner: A Life of Service, New Orleans, Louisiana (privately published) p. 20, 1984.

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