Happy Founders Week! This week, we celebrate those who make the Samford experience possible: our founders and donors. Samford was founded as Howard College in Marion, Ala. in 1841 by four members of Siloam Baptist Church: Gen. Edwin D. King, James Harvey DeVotie, Julia Tarrant Barron and Rev. Milo P. Jewett (pictured from L to R). One founder, James DeVotie, was only 27 when he led the effort to incorporate Howard College!