Jonathan Maxcy, American clergyman, college president.
Maxcy, Jonathan was born on September 2, 1768 in Attleborough, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Levi and Ruth (Newell) Maxcy.
Graduate Rhode Island College (now Brown U.), 1787. Honorary Doctor of Divinity, Harvard, 1801.
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.
Married Susan Hopkins, August 22, 1791, 6 children.