Biography and History

William Woodhull (1741-1824) received an AB from Princeton in 1764 and an AM in 1785. Following graduation he was a pastor at a number of New Jersey Presbyterian congregations between 1768 and 1774. Active in public affairs, he served as a member of the New Jersey Legislature from 1776-1790 and the New Jersey Constitutional Ratifying Convention in 1787. Later, he served variously as a Justice of the Peace in Morris County, Judge of the Circuit Court and Judge of the Court of Common Pleas from 1808 to his death in 1824. He was the first of many members of the Woodhull family to attend Princeton.

Source: From the finding aid for AC321

  • William Woodhull Notebook. 1763-1850 (inclusive), 1763-1766 (bulk).

    Call Number: AC321

    This single notebook was for the most part written by William Woodhull (1741-1824), Class of 1764. The bulk of the book consists of recipes for medicinal prescriptions, catechisms, student orations and a poem. A good deal of the book appears to have been written during Woodhull's days at Princeton, but some of the recipes date to 1850, beyond Woodhull's death and so were entered by another unidentified individual.