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John Witherspoon (1723–1794)

Witherspoon, John. An American Presbyterian divine and educator; born at Yester, Haddingtonshire, Scotland, Feb. 5, 1723; died near Princeton, NJ, Sept. 15, 1794. He was president of Princeton College, 1768; delegate for six years from New Jersey to the Continental Congress; a signer of the Declaration of Independence. He wrote: ‘Ecclesiastical Characteristics’ (1753); ‘Nature and Effects of the Stage’ (1757); ‘Essays on Important Subjects’ (1764); ‘Considerations on the Nature and Extent of the Legislative Authority of the British Parliament’ (1774); etc.