Samuel J. Wilson

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Samuel Jennings Wilson
Samuel J Wilson 1828.jpg
Born July 19, 1828
Washington County, Pennsylvania
Died August 17, 1883
Sewickley, Pennsylvania
Education Washington College
Western Theological Seminary
Church Presbyterian

Samuel Jennings Wilson (July 19, 1828 - August 17, 1883) was a clergyman and academic in Western Pennsylvania.[1]


Wilson was born in Washington County, Pennsylvania on July 19, 1828 and attended Washington College and was a student and teacher at the Western Theological Seminary (now Pittsburgh Theological Seminary) in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania for over 25 years, serving as chair of sacred and ecclesiastical history.[1] He served as a delegate to various national and world-wide conferences of the Presbyterian Church.[1] He served President Pro Tem. for Washington & Jefferson College from April 20, 1869 to August 4, 1869.[2] After his death from typhoid in 1883, he was called "one of the abelest and most learned ministers in the Presbyterian Church."[1][2]

Collected works[edit]

"Samuel J. Wilson Papers, 1856-1926 (bulk 1860-1886)". Manuscripts Division, Princeton University Library. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections. 


  1. ^ a b c d Deems, Charles Force (1883). Frank Leslie's Sunday Magazine. Frank Leslie. 
  2. ^ a b "Samuel J. Wilson (Pro Tem. 1869)". U. Grant Miller Library Digital Archives. Washington & Jefferson College. 2003-09-04. 
Academic offices
Preceded by
Jonathan Edwards
Interim President of Washington and Jefferson College
Succeeded by
James I. Brownson (Interim)
Religious titles
Preceded by
The Rev. Howard Crosby
Moderator of the 86th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America
Succeeded by
The Rev. Edward D. Morris