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DUNLAP, James, educator, born in Chester county, Pennsylvania, in 1744 ; died in Abington, near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 22 November 18!8. He was graduated at Princeton in 1773, and was a tutor there in 1775'7, at the same time studying theology. He was ordained by Newcastle presbytery on 21 Aug.. 1781, went to western Pennsylvania, and, after holding several pastorates, became in 1803 president of Jefferson College, Cannonsburg, Pennsylvania, holding also the chairs of languages and moral philosophy. He resigned in 1812, and in 1813'16 had charge of the academy (now Madison College) at Uniontown, Pennsylvania he was a thorough and accurate classical scholar, and much respected by his pupils, who "called him Neptune, because his presence quelled the waves of noisy merriment among them."
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