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Clergyman , college president

William Neill, American clergyman, college president.

Background

Neill, William was born on April 25, 1778 in Mc-Keesport, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of William and Jane (Snodgrass) Neill.

Education

Graduated from College of New Jersey (now Princeton), 1803. Honorary Doctor of Divinity, Union College, 1812.

Career

Tutor, College of New Jersey, circa 1803. Licensed to preach by Presbyterian Church, Cooperstown, New York, 1805. Pastor 1st Church, Albany, New York, 1809.

Moderator Presbyterian General Assembly, 1815. Pastor 6th Church, Philadelphia, 1816-1824. President Dickinson College, 1824-1829.

Secretary Bd Education of Presbyterian Church, 1829-1831. Pastor Germantown (Pennsylvania) Church, 1829-1840. An organizer American Bible Society.

Director Princeton Theological Seminary Author: Lectures on Biblical History, 1846. Exposition of the Epistle to the Ephesians, 1850. Editor Presbyterian.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Lectures on Biblical History, 1846. Exposition of the Epistle to the Ephesians, 1850. Editor Presbyterian.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Van Dyke, October 5, 1805. Married second, Frances King, February 25, 1811.

father:
William Neill

mother:
Jane (Snodgrass) Neill

spouses:
Elizabeth Van Dyke

Frances King