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Lathey Ernest Curry
First President of Campbellsville College

      Lathey Ernest Curry was born in Green County, Kentucky, February 24, 1879, and died September 30, 1948 at the age of sixty-nine years. He was ordained to the ministry at Georgetown, and graduated from Georgetown College in 1917. Brother Curry was President of Barbourville Baptist Institute, 1920 to 1922, and was the first President of Campbellsville College, serving from 1922 to 1925. He was pastor of Pleasureville, and Bethlehem Churches in Henry County; Bagdad Church in Shelby County and Cane Run, in Scott County. His last pastorate was at Canmer, in Hart County.

      Later John M. Carter was President; he was followed by Randolph (Randy) Davenport; Kenneth W. Winters and then followed by Michael V. Carter, the current President of the University.

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[From Frank M. Masters, A History of Baptists in Kentucky, 1953, p. 561. Scanned and formatted by Jim Duvall.]



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