James Clark (college president)

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James Clark
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Born (1812-03-09)March 9, 1812
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died 1892
Education University of Pennsylvania
Church Presbyterian
Offices held
Fifth president of Washington College (1831-1849)

James Clark was the fifth president of Washington College[1]

Clark was born on March 9, 1812 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[1] He attended the University of Pennsylvania, graduating in 1830. He was ordained by the Presbyterian Church on November 8, 1837.[1] Before and after his presidency at Washington College, he was pastor at various churches in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.[1] He was elected the fifth president of Washington College on May 6, 1850, where he was also Professor of Mental and Moral Science, and of the Hebrew, French and German Languages and Literature.[1] Clark resigned the presidency on July 13, 1852.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f "James Clark (1850-1852)". U. Grant Miller Library Digital Archives. Washington & Jefferson College. 2003-09-04. 
Academic offices
Preceded by
David McConaughy
President of Washington College
Succeeded by
James I. Brownson (Interim)