Maryland Agricultural College
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University of Maryland Archives

Augustine J. Smith, a commercial agent for a manufacturing firm from Maryland, president from 1883 to 1887, focuses on public relations activities, trying to build support and loyalty among farmers, students and the members of the state legislature.

Smith accumulated a debt of over $15,000. Pleading ill health, he resigned.

  • James L. Bryan, President, 1887

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