Day: August 24, 2009

American Character: John Witherspoon

He was the man who shaped the men who shaped America, yet few know anything about him. John Witherspoon arrived in America in 1768, enticed to leave his Scottish homeland by the offer of the presidency of a fairly new college called the College of New Jersey. Later, its name would change to Princeton. Witherspoon was a clergyman before he was an educator, but the two were always intertwined in his life. He took the fledging college, which started shortly after… Read more »