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Clergyman , college president

Jonathan Maxcy, American clergyman, college president.

Background

Maxcy, Jonathan was born on September 2, 1768 in Attleborough, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Levi and Ruth (Newell) Maxcy.

Education

Graduate Rhode Island College (now Brown U.), 1787. Honorary Doctor of Divinity, Harvard, 1801.

Career

Tutor, Rhode Island College, 1787-1790, 1st professor divinity, 1791, trustee, 1791, 2d president pro tem, 1792-1804. Licensed to preach by Baptist Church, 1790, ordained to ministry, 1791. Pastor 1st Baptist Church, Providence, Rhode Island.

President Union College, Schenectady, New York, 1804. 1st president University of Southern California, 1804-1820.

Connections

Married Susan Hopkins, August 22, 1791, 6 children.

father:
Levi Maxcy

mother:
Ruth (Newell) Maxcy

spouse:
Susan Hopkins