Section 16-47-1

Body corporate.

The Governor and the State Superintendent of Education, by virtue of their respective offices, the trustees heretofore appointed from the different congressional districts of the state under the provisions of Section 264 of the constitution and such other members as may be from time to time added to the board of trustees and their successors in office are constituted a body corporate under the name of "the Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama," to carry into effect the purposes and intent of the Congress of the United States in the grant of lands by the act of April 20, 1818, and of the act of March 2, 1819, to this state, to be by it held and administered for the benefit of a seminary of learning.

(School Code 1927, §543; Code 1940, T. 52, §486.)