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Jonas Clarke (December 25, 1730 – November 15, 1805), sometimes written Jonas Clark, was an American clergyman and political leader who had a role in the American Revolution…

Samuel Magaw (1735 – 1 December 1812) was a clergyman and educator from Pennsylvania. He was a member of the American Philosophical Society and served as Vice Provost…

Peter Thacher (1752-1802) was a Congregationalist minister in Massachusetts in the 18th century. He served as pastor in Malden of the First Church (1770-1784) and in Boston of…

Samuel Cooper (March 28, 1725 – December 29, 1783) was a Congregational minister in Boston, Massachusetts, affiliated with the Brattle Street Church. He was born in Boston to…

James Manning (October 22, 1738 – July 29, 1791) was an American Baptist minister, educator and legislator from Providence, Rhode Island best known for being the first president…

Eleazar Wheelock (April 22, 1711 – April 24, 1779) was an American Congregational minister, orator, and educator in Lebanon, Connecticut, for 35 years before founding Dartmouth College in…

Manasseh Cutler (May 13, 1742 – July 28, 1823) was an American clergyman involved in the American Revolutionary War. Cutler was also a member of the United States…

John Knox Witherspoon was born at Gifford, a parish of Yester, at East Lothian, Scotland, as the eldest child of the Reverend James Alexander Witherspoon and Anne Walker,…

Daggett became the college’s president pro tempore in 1766 after the resignation of President Clap. Daggett held the office of President for the next eleven years, until 1777.…