Eliphalet Wheeler Gilbert, American clergyman, college president.
Gilbert, Eliphalet Wheeler was born on December 19, 1793 in New Lebanon, New York, United States. Son of Elisha and Ellen Gilbert.
Graduate Union College, 1813. Postgraduate Princeton Theological Seminary, 1814-1816 (did not graduate).
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.
Married Lydia Munro, October 21, 1819. Married second, Mary Singer.