UAC Commencement Programs: 1896
Commencement Ceremony Invitation
June 7-10, 1896
The third U.A.C. president Joseph M. Tanner replaces President Joshua H. Paul on July 1, 1896.
President Joseph M. Tanner (1896-1900)
Joseph M. Tanner was the third president of the Utah Agricultural College. He was born on March 26, 1859 in Payson, Utah. He was born into a Latter-day Saint family and served an LDS mission in Turkey. He served as the principal of Brigham Young College in Logan from 1887-1891, then studied law at Harvard Law School until 1894.
From 1896-1900 he was the president of U.A.C., during which time some of the best and largest classes in the history of the Alumni Association were graduated. After his presidency, he became the second Commissioner of Church Education for the LDS Church and served under figures like Lorenzo Snow and Joseph F. Smith before they became prophets of the LDS church. He died in Lethbridge, Alberta on August 19, 1927.
Graduate profiles included below:
Willard Samuel Langton, Christian Larsen, Walter Wesley McLaughlin, Amos Newlove Merrill, Lorin Asa Merrill, Josiah Lewis Rhead, Joseph Richard Thomson