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Clergyman , college president

Thoms Clap, American clergyman, college president.

Background

Clap, Thoms was born on June 26, 1703 in Scituate, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Stephen and Temperance Clap.

Education

Graduated from Harvard, 1722.

Career

Called to Congregational Church, Windham, Connecticut, 1726. Ordained, 1726; elected rector Yale College, 1739, under his leadership college drafted more liberal charter (granted 1745), he drew up code of laws (approved 1745), served as president Yale, 1745-1766. Author: Annals of Yale College, 1766.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Annals of Yale College, 1766.

Connections

Married Mary Whiting, November 23, 1727. Married second, Mary Haynes, February 5, 1740.

father:
Stephen Clap

mother:
Temperance Clap

spouses:
Mary Whiting

Mary Haynes