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Samuel Cooper – Clergy

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 – Clergy

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 – Clergy

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 – Clergy

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…

Frederick Valentine Melsheimer – Clergy

Melsheimer studied at the university in Helmstedt from 1772 to 1776 before becoming chaplain to the Duke of Brunswick’s Dragoons Regiment. With this regiment he arrived in Canada…

John Witherspoon – Clergy

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,…

Naphtali Daggett – Clergy

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.…

Joseph Montgomery – Clergy

Joseph Montgomery (1733–1794) was an American Presbyterian minister and a delegate to the Continental Congress from Pennsylvania.Joseph was born near Harrisburg (now Paxtang, Pennsylvania) on October 3, 1733.…

David Zeisberger – Clergy

David Zeisberger (April 11, 1721 – November 17, 1808) was a Moravian clergyman and missionary among the Native Americans in the Thirteen Colonies. He established communities of Munsee…

Timothy Dwight IV – Clergy

Timothy Dwight was born May 15, 1752 in Northampton, Massachusetts. The Dwight family had a long association with Yale College, as it was then known. His paternal grandfather…