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Clergyman , college president

Samuel Langdon, American clergyman, college president. member N.H. Convention to ratify United States Constitution, 1788.

Background

Langdon, Samuel was born on January 12, 1723 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Samuel and Esther (Osgood) Langdon.

Education

A.M., Harvard, 1740; S.T.D. (honorary), University Aberdeen (Scotland), 1762.

Career

Went to Louisbourg as captain N.H. Regiment, 1745. Became assistant to Review Jabez Fitch, North Church, Portsmouth, N.H., ordained to ministry Congregational Church, 1747, pastor North Church, 1747-1774. Helped prepare map of N. H., 1761.

President Harvard, 1774-1780. Became pastor Congressional Church, Hampton Falls, N.H., 1781. Member N.H. Convention to ratify United States Constitution, 1788.

An original member American Academy Arts and Scis.

Membership

Member N.H. Convention to ratify United States Constitution, 1788.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Brown, 1748, at least 5 children.

father:
Samuel Langdon

mother:
Esther (Osgood) Langdon

spouse:
Elizabeth Brown