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Clergyman , university official

John Rodgers, American clergyman, university official. member committee revising standards of Presbyterian Church, 1788.

Background

Rodgers, John was born on August 5, 1727 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Baxter) Rodgers.

Education

Honorary Doctor of Divinity, U. Edinburgh (Scotland), 1768.

Career

Ordained to ministry Presbyterian Church, 1749. Pastor, Saint Georges, New Castle County, Delaware, 1749-1765. Trustee College of New Jersey (now Princeton), 1765-circa 1785.

Pastor, New York City, 1765-1810. Chaplain in General Heath’s brigade, 1776. Chaplain New York Council of Safety.

Chaplain 1st New York State Legislature. Member committee revising standards of Presbyterian Church, 1788. Moderator 1st General Assembly, Philadelphia, 1789.

Vice chancellor U. State of New York, 1784-1811.

Membership

Member committee revising standards of Presbyterian Church, 1788.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Bayard, September 19, 1752. Married second, Mary (Antrobus) Grant, August 15, 1764.

father:
Thomas Rodgers

mother:
Elizabeth (Baxter) Rodgers

spouses:
Elizabeth Bayard

Mary