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Author McLachlan, James, 1932- author.

Title Princetonians, 1748-1768 : a biographical dictionary / by James McLachlan
Published [Place of publication not identified] : [Publisher not identified], 2015
[Princeton, New Jersey] : [Princeton University Press], [2015]
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Description 1 online resource (1 PDF (xxviii, 706 pages) :) : portraits
Series Princeton legacy library
Princeton legacy library.
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Preface -- Introduction -- Abbreviations and Short Titles Frequently Used -- Class of 1748 -- Class of 1749 -- Class of 1750 -- Class of 1751 -- Class of 1752 -- Class of 1753 -- Class Of 1754 -- Class Of 1755 -- Class of 1756 -- Class of 1757 -- Class of 1758 -- Class of 1759 -- Class of 1760 -- Class of 1761 -- Class of 1762 -- Class of 1763 -- Class of 1764 -- Class of 1765 -- Class of 1766 -- Class of 1767 -- Class of 1768 -- Appendix -- Index
Summary Benjamin Rush, William Paterson, David Ramsay, Oliver Ellsworth, Jonathan Edwards, Jr.--these are only a few of the remarkable men who attended the College of New Jersey (later Princeton University) in its first twenty-one classes. Alumni included five members of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, twenty two participants in the Continental Congress, four Senators, seven Congressmen, and two Justices of the Supreme Court. This volume describes the lives of the 338 men who graduated from the College between 1748 and 1768. Their biographies are arranged by year of graduation, and an introduction provides the early history of the College and its role in colonial culture. In sharp contrast to the graduates of other colleges at the time, Princeton's early students were either born or found their later careers in every one of the thirteen states as well as in Tennessee, Kentucky, the West Indies, and Ireland. After graduation most became clergymen, lawyers, doctors, businessmen, and soldiers. While some served as national leaders, others rose to prominence in state and local government, becoming governors, state legislators, and participants in the drafting of state constitutions. This record of their lives is a mine of information about America during the Colonial, Revolutionary, and Early National periods
Notes Reprint. Originally published: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, 1976
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes In English
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Subject Princeton University -- Alumni and alumnae -- Biography -- Dictionaries.
Princeton University.
EDUCATION -- Higher.
Universities and colleges -- Alumni and alumnae.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1400870771