David Elliott (college president)

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David Elliott
David Elliott 1799.jpg
Born February 6, 1787
Sherman Valley, Pennsylvania
Died March 18, 1874(1874-03-18) (aged 87)
Allegheny, Pennsylvania
Education Dickinson College
Church Presbyterian

David Elliott was the third president of Washington College from 1830 to 1831.[1]

Following the resignation of Andrew Wylie, Washington College was temporarily suspended in 1829 due to the difficulty in finding a candidate willing to accept the presidency, and several Trustees resigned from the Board. Elliot was appointed temporary president of Washington College on September 28, 1830. He received a Doctor of Divinity degree from Jefferson College in 1835, and Doctor of Laws degree from Washington College in 1847. From his resignation as president on November 7, 1831, until 1865, he was president of the Washington College Board of Trustees.

Elliot as a young man

Elliot died March 18, 1874, at the age of 88 years.

His grandson was academic John Livingston Lowes, a graduate of Washington & Jefferson College.[2]



  1. ^ "David Elliott (1830-1831)". U. Grant Miller Library Digital Archives. Washington & Jefferson College. 2003-09-04. 
  2. ^ Coleman, Helen Turnbull Waite (1956). Banners in the Wilderness: The Early Years of Washington and Jefferson College. University of Pittsburgh Press. p. 127. OCLC 2191890. 

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Academic offices
Preceded by
Andrew Wylie
President of Washington College
Succeeded by
David McConaughy
Religious titles
Preceded by
The Rev. John Witherspoon
Moderator of the 49th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America
Succeeded by
The Rev. Wm. Swan Plumer (Old School)
The Rev. Samuel Fisher (New School)