James Dunlap

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James Dunlap
Born 1744
Chester County, Pennsylvania
Died November 22, 1818
Abingdon, Pennsylvania
Education College of New Jersey
Church Presbyterian
Offices held
2nd president of Jefferson College (1803–1811)

James Dunlap was the second president of Jefferson College from 1803 to 1811. Dunlap was born in Chester County, Pennsylvania, in 1744.[1] He was graduate of the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) and was reputed to have excelled as a teacher of languages.[1] During his presidency, in 1807 Jefferson College was approached by the Washington College Board to appoint committees for the purpose of devising a plan for the union of the two institutions.[1] This attempt failed over disagreement over selecting a site for the united institution.[1] Dunlap resigned his presidency on April 25, 1811. He died in Abingdon, Pennsylvania, on November 22, 1818.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "James Dunlap (1803–1811)". U. Grant Miller Library Digital Archives. Washington & Jefferson College. 2003-09-04. 
Academic offices
Preceded by
John Watson
President of Jefferson College
Succeeded by
Andrew Wylie