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Clergyman , College president

Samuel Johnson, American clergyman, college president.

Background

Johnson, Samuel was born on October 14, 1696 in Guilford, Connecticut, United States. Son of Samuel and Mary (Sage) Johnson.

Education

Graduate Collegiate School (now Yale), 1714. Master of Arts (honorary), Oxford (England) University, 1723, honorary Doctor of Divinity, 1743. Master of Arts (honorary,) Cambridge (England) University, 1723.

Career

Ordained pastor Congressional Church, West Haven, Connecticut, 1720. Missionary for Society Propagation of the Gospel, Stratford, Connecticut. Ordained priest Protestant Episcopal Church, 1723.

1st president King’s College (now Columbia), 1754-1763. Author: Ethics, Elementa, or the First Principles of Moral Philosophy, 1746, reprinted with new section Elementa Philosophica, 1752.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Ethics, Elementa, or the First Principles of Moral Philosophy, 1746, reprinted with new section Elementa Philosophica, 1752.

Connections

Married Charity (Floyd) Nicoll, September 26, 1725. Married second, Mistress.

father:
Samuel Johnson

mother:
Mary (Sage) Johnson

spouses:
Mistress

Charity