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Davies, Samuel

Born: 1723 AD
Died: 1761 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Clergymen, Educators

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.