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Clergyman , College president

Eliphalet Wheeler Gilbert, American clergyman, college president.

Background

Gilbert, Eliphalet Wheeler was born on December 19, 1793 in New Lebanon, New York, United States. Son of Elisha and Ellen Gilbert.

Education

Graduate Union College, 1813. Postgraduate Princeton Theological Seminary, 1814-1816 (did not graduate).

Career

Ordained by Presbytery of New Castle (Delaware), 1818. Pastor of new congregation Hanover St. Church, Wilmington, Delaware, 1829-1834, 35-40. Appointed trustee Newark (Delaware) College (now U. Delaware), chosen permanent president of the board, 1833, president college, 1834-1835, again president (on condition that school dispose of lottery which previously had been used to support it, 1840-1847.

Co-editor Presbyterian Quarterly.

Connections

Married Lydia Munro, October 21, 1819. Married second, Mary Singer.

father:
Elisha Gilbert

mother:
Ellen Gilbert

spouses:
Lydia Munro

Mary Singer.