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Gordon, Thomas Cage, 1856-1927



Thomas Cage Gordon (1856-1927) is the stepson of Rev. Almerin G. Miller (1813-1888), who served as Centenary College of Louisiana’s preparatory department principal from 1848 to 1861 and again from 1876 to 1877. Gordon enrolled at Centenary College of Louisiana in 1866 and graduated in 1874. He worked as a public school teacher in Tennessee and served as superintendent of the Indian schools of the Sisseton and Wahpeton reservations in the Dakotas. He later worked as a lawyer and superintendent of schools in Dyersburg, Tennessee. Gordon also served in the Tennessee state legislature. In 1879, Gordon married Kate Latta (1859-1946); they had four children.

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Thomas Cage Gordon clippings

Identifier: SC-Cent. Misc. Mss. 109
Scope and Contents

Collection contains two photocopy facsimile newspaper clippings about Thomas Cage Gordon. One clipping is about Gordon delivering the baccalaureate address at Centenary College of Louisiana – “Address Delivered at Centenary College in 1893 by T. C. Gordon Seems Like Echo From The Past,” State-Times (Baton Rouge, La.), February 2, 1927. The other clipping is Gordon’s obituary -- “Prominent Citizen of City Answers Summons,” unidentified newspaper, 1927.

Dates: 1927