|6th President of the
College of William & Mary
|Preceded by||William Yates|
|Succeeded by||John Camm|
|Alma mater||Trinity College, Cambridge|
Horrocks was educated in Wakefield and at Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating BA in 1755 and MA in 1758. He became Usher at Wakefield School in 1757, but had emigrated to the North American colonies by 1762, when he became Minister of Petsworth and Kingston, Virginia. He combined his presidency of William and Mary with rectorship of Williamsburg, Virginia.
Some of Horrock's contemporaries as leaders of colonial colleges were Miles Cooper, President of King's College; Samuel Finley, President of The College of New Jersey; Edward Holyoke, President of Harvard College; James Manning, President of the College in the English Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations; Dr. William Smith, Provost of the College of Philadelphia; and Thomas Clap, Rector of Yale College.
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