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Clergyman , college president

William Shields Reid, American clergyman, college president.

Background

Reid, William Shields was born on April 21, 1778 in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Adam and Martha (Shields) Reid.

Education

Graduate Princeton, 1802.

Career

Tutor, Hampden-Sydney College, 1804-1806, president, 1807. Licensed to preach by Winchester Presbytery, 1806. Conducted boarding school, Lynchburg, Virginia, 1808-1848.

Pastor Presbyterian Church, Lynchburg, 1822-1848.

Connections

Married Clemintina Venable, December 12, 1807, 12 children.

father:
Adam Reid

mother:
Martha (Shields) Reid

spouse:
Clemintina Venable