John Witherspoon

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American Revolutionary leader and educator (born in Scotland) who signed of the Declaration of Independence and was president of the college that became Princeton University (1723-1794)


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In 1768, the small and relatively unknown College of New Jersey, only twenty years old, strapped for funding, and administratively unstable, hired a Scottish, Presbyterian minister named John Witherspoon as its seventh president.
The book may be best understood as a prolegomena toward "a consistent, coherent common sense philosophy," one that would integrate the views of the several thinkers presented here as exemplifying the American mind: John Witherspoon, James McCosh, and William James.
The first of these Scots, a signatory of the Declaration of Independence, John Witherspoon (1723-1794), was invited in midlife to serve as president of Princeton College in the 1760s.
The eldest son of John Witherspoon, another New Jersey signer, was killed in battle at Germantown, Penn.
The lives of Loyalists and Patriots as disparate as Egerton Leigh and John Witherspoon illuminate the complexity of the situation.
East Arkansas, though, was unwittingly ahead of that curve when rice farmers built the levees and irrigation systems that have for generations attracted weary and hungry ducks to the area, which real estate agent John Witherspoon now describes broadly as the best privately owned duck hunting grounds on the planet.
The street is named for John Witherspoon," she says, "one of three Princetonians who signed the Declaration of Independence.
This year's slate of performers featured an eclectic mix of iconic jazz veterans, today's hottest young stars, world music performers, festival favorites and a few celebrities--actor/comedian/ singer Jamie Foxx, actress Claudia Jordon, comedian John Witherspoon and famous photographer/author Howard Bingham.
Howe's 'John Witherspoon and the Transatlantic Enlightenment', uses the perspective of a professor of American history to consider the case of the Scottish theologian and soldier John Witherspoon (1722-1794).
The entries cover social issues from abortion and affirmative action, to welfare, to thinkers from Lord Acton to Donald Atwell Zoll, politicians from John Adams to John Witherspoon, magazines from American Mercury to the Weekly Standard, books from Berry Goldwater's Conscience of a Conservative to Whittaker Chamber's Witness, historical events from the American Revolution to the Vietnam and Iraq wars, social philosophies from agrarianism to totalitarianism, concepts from academic freedom to tradition, organizations from the American First Committee to the Young Americans for Freedom, and much else.
This duplex house replaces a derelict structure on a tree-lined street in the relatively dense John Witherspoon neighborhood of Princeton Borough, a short walk from Princeton University and the center of town.
ASTWOOD BANK AND FECKENHAM: Brandon Clayton (Con), Graham Pollard (Lib Dem), John Witherspoon (Lab).
Broadwater adds his voice to a recent trend of restoring men whom some scholars believe have been left behind in the history of the American Revolution and early republic, men such as John Jay, Charles Pinckney, and John Witherspoon.
By Wesley Morris Stars: Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Kerry Washington, Kelly Coffield Park, David Alan Grier, Lochlyn Munro, John Witherspoon and Chazz PalminteriDirected by: Keenen Ivory WayansFrankly, the prospect of a movie starring Marlon Wayans as a 36-inch-tall ex-con pretending to be a toddler did not excite me, but the film's enthusiasm for the lowest imaginable humor and Marlon's seemingly boundless skill at bringing it off are contagious.