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bishop , College president

Benjamin Moore, American bishop, college president.

Background

Moore, Benjamin was born on October 5, 1748 in Newton, Long Island, New York, United States. Son of Samuel and Sarah (Fish) Moore.

Education

Graduate at head of his class, Kings College (now Columbia) 1768.

Career

1 son, Clement Clarke. Received deacon’s and priest’s orders from Bishop of London, 1774. President pro tem Kings College, 1775-1784, professor rhetoric and logic Columbia, 1784-1786, president, 1801-1811.

Became rector Trinity Church, New York City, 1800. Protestant Episcopal bishop of New York.

Connections

Married Charity Clarke, April.

father:
Samuel Moore

mother:
Sarah (Fish) Moore

spouse:
Charity Clarke