Biography and History

James W. Alexander (1804-1859) was an American clergyman; James W. Alexander (1839-1915) was president of an insurance company; John W. Alexander (1856-1915) was an American portrait painter.

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Biography and History

Archibald Alexander (1772–1851) was an American Presbyterian theologian and professor at the Princeton Theological Seminary. He served for twenty-seven years (1812-1840) as that institution's first principal.

Joseph Addison Alexander (1809-1860) was an American biblical scholar, the third son of Archibald Alexander, brother to James Waddel Alexander was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.He graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1826, and later taught at the Princeton Theological Seminary, where he became chair of biblical and ecclesiastical history.

His brother, James Waddel Alexander (1804-1859), born in Louisa County, Virginia, was a famous Presbyterian preacher. He graduated from the College of New Jersey in 1820.

Source: From the finding aid for C0323