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Davies, Samuel

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Born: 1723 AD
Died: 1761 AD, at 38 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Clergymen, Educators

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1723 - Samuel Davies was born in New Castle County, Delaware.

 

Studied in Samuel Blair's famous school at Fagg's Manor, Chester County, Pennsylvania.

 

1753 - He was chosen as Princeton trustees to go to Great Britain and Ireland in search of donations for the College.

 

1755 - At the age of 22 he was licensed to preach by the Presbytery of New Castle.

 

1756 - Ordained as an evangelist to Virginia.

 

1758 - Elected to succeed Jonathan Edwards as president of the Princeton College but he declined.

 

1759 - The trustees re-elected him president of Princeton University and took up his duties on 26th of July.

 

        - On 4th of February, he died of pneumonia.

 

 

 


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