Joseph Desha Pickett

Portrait of Joseph D. Pickett

Joseph Desha Pickett was born 6 January 1822, second son of James Chamberlayne Pickett, a soldier, lawyer, politician, and diplomat prominent in Kentucky. He was educated in Paris, France and was a minister of the Christian Church. He was a professor at Bethany College and a professor of English literature and sacred history at Kentucky. He was the second president of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky, acting on a temporary basis from 1868 until James Patterson was appointed in 1869.

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