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Transylvania

Tutor to the West

Chartered in 1780, Transylvania University played a significant role as an educational pioneer in the developing trans-Allegheny West and served as its first institution of higher education. Strategically located in the growing city of Lexington, Kentucky, the university established schools of law and medicine at a time when there were few such educational offerings in the country. Noted alumni include emancipationist Cassius M. Clay and Confederate president Jefferson Davis. Two centuries later, Transylvania University maintains its commitment to the highest standards of the liberal arts education. Now passing its 225th anniversary, it remains an educational beacon for Kentucky and the South.

About the Author

John D. Wright Jr. was chair of the department of history and political science at Transylvania University. For his service he was awarded the Transylvania Medal, the university's highest award for a non-alumnus.

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"Transylvania now possesses a written record that is commensurate with the college's noteworthy contribution to American history."—Journal of American History

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