James Mountain during his time at Pittsburgh Academy
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James Mountain was a prominent lawyer, educator and academic administrator in Western Pennsylvania during the early 19th century. He was Master of Pittsburgh Academy (now University of Pittsburgh) from 1803-1807. He was also among the earliest instructors and leaders of Canonsburg Academy (later Jefferson College and now Washington & Jefferson College).
- Starrett, Agnes Lynch (1937). Through one hundred and fifty years: the University of Pittsburgh. University of Pittsburgh Press. pp. 28A.
- Alberts, Robert C. (1986). "Appendix B: Principals, Chancellors, and Presidents". Pitt: The story of the University of Pittsburgh, 1787-1987. University of Pittsburgh Press. p. 455.
- Centenary memorial of the planting and growth of Presbyterianism in western Pennsylvania and parts adjacent. B. Singerly. 1876. p. 77.