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Clergyman , college president

George Junkin, American clergyman, college president.

Background

Junkin, George was born on November 1, 1790 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Joseph and Eleanor (Cochran) Junkin.

Education

Graduate Jefferson College, 1813.

Career

Ordained to ministry Presbyterian Church, 1818. Pastor, Milton, Pennsylvania, 1819-1830. Instigated establishment Milton Academy.

Commissioner General Synod of Associate Reformed Church, 1826. Prominent in councils and controversies of Presbyterian Church. Principal Manual Labor Academy of Pennsylvania, Germantown.

1st president Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania, 1832-1841, 44-48. President Miami University, Oxford, O., 1841-1844, Washington College, Lexington, Virginia, 1848-1861.

Connections

Married Julia Miller, June 1, 1819. Children: Eleanor, Margaret.

father:
Joseph Junkin

mother:
Eleanor (Cochran) Junkin

spouse:
Julia Miller

children:
Eleanor Junkin

Margaret Junkin