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 to 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.