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Clergyman , college president

John Johns, American clergyman, college president.

Background

Johns, John was born on July 10, 1796 in New Castle Delaware. Son of Chief Justice Kensey and Ann (Van Dyke) Johns.

Education

Graduated from College of New Jersey (now Princeton), 1815. S.T.D., Columbia, 1834, U. Sate New York, 1834. Doctor of Laws, College William and Mary, 1855.

Career

Ordained to ministry Protestant Episcopal Court 1819. Minister All Saints Parish, Frederick, Maryland., 1819-1828, Christ Church, Baltimore, 1828-1842. Became assistant bishop of Virginia, 1842.

President, professor moral and intellectual philosophy College William and Mary, 1849-1854. Became bishop of Virginia, 1862.

Connections

Married Juliana Johnson, 1820. Married second, Jane Schaaf.

father:
Chief Justice Kensey Johns

mother:
Ann (Van Dyke) Johns

spouses:
Juliana Johnson

Jane Schaaf