John Gowdie

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John Gowdie (1682 – 1762)[1] was a Scottish academic and Church of Scotland minister.

He was the Principal of the University of Edinburgh from 1754 to 1762, having previously been a Professor of Divinity there. In 1733, he was appointed Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 22 January 2007. Retrieved 2006-12-29. 

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Preceded by
William Wishart (secundus)
Principals of the University of Edinburgh
1754 – 1762
Succeeded by
William Robertson