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Joseph Thomas Robert
November 28, 1807 Joseph Thomas Robert born near Robertville, Beaufort District, South Carolina
  Joseph Thomas Robert
August 1, 1871 Joseph Thomas Robert arrives in Augusta, Georgia and becomes head of the "Augusta Institute." Originally The Augusta Baptist institute, it had been renamed shortly before Robert's arrival.
  Joseph Thomas Robert
December 18, 1879 Having moved from Augusta, Georgia (where it was known as the Augusta Institute), the Atlanta Baptist Seminary holds opening exercises. In attendance is Governor Alfred Colquitt and Georgia School Commissioner Gustavus Orr.
  Joseph Thomas Robert
March 5, 1884 Joseph Thomas Robert, instrumental early leader of the Augusta Institute, which moved to Atlanta where it was known as the Atlanta Baptist Seminary and eventually Morehouse College, dies in Atlanta
  Joseph Thomas Robert

This Baptist minister and physician played a pivotal role in the development of today's Morehouse College

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