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TEXAS PRESBYTERIAN UNIVERSITY. In the late 1890s both northern and southern Presbyterian churches united to plan a large Presbyterian university. On February 19, 1896, a charter was granted, and in 1907 J. S. Armstrong donated a 100-acre tract in Highland Park, Texas. The endowment goal of $2 million was never subscribed, and the project ended.


John Jay Lane, History of Education in Texas (Washington: U.S. Bureau of Education, 1903). Donald W. Whisenhunt, The Encyclopedia of Texas Colleges and Universities (Austin: Eakin, 1986).

Louise Kelly

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