Section 16-48-1

Body corporate.

The Governor and the State Superintendent of Education by virtue of their respective offices, and the trustees appointed from the different congressional districts of the state, under the provisions of Section 266 of the Constitution of 1901, and their successors in office, are constituted a body corporate under the name of Auburn University, to carry into effect the purposes and intent of the Congress of the United States in the grant of lands by the act of July 2, 1862.

(School Code 1927, §521; Code 1940, T. 52, §474.)