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Aaron Burr Edit Profile

Clergyman

The Reverend Aaron Burr, Sr. was a notable divine and educator in colonial America. He was a founder of the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) and the father of the third United States Vice President, Aaron Burr (1756–1836), who famously dueled with Alexander Hamilton.

Background

Burr, Aaron was born on January 4, 1716. Son of Daniel and Eizabeth Burr.

Education

Graduated from Yale, 1735.

Career

Ordained to the ministry of the Presbyterian Church in 1736. Trustee College of New Jersey (now Princeton), acting president, 1747-1748, president, 1748-1757.

Connections

Married Esther Edwards, June 29, 1752, 2 children, including Aaron Burr.

mother:
Eizabeth Burr