Baylor University turns 173

Baylor University
Posted at 1:55 PM, Feb 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-01 15:02:07-05

Baylor University is celebrating 173 years!

In 1841, 35 delegates from the Union Baptist Association meeting accepted the suggestion of Reverend William Milton Tryon and District Judge R.E.B. Baylor to establish a Baptist university in Texas.

The Texas Baptist Education Society then petitioned the Congress of the Republic of Texas to charter a Baptist university in the fall of 1844. Republic President Anson Jones signed the Act of Congress on Feb. 1, 1845, officially establishing Baylor University.

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