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GREEN, Ashbel



GREEN, Ashbel, a House Chaplain; born in Hanover, Morris County, N.J., July 6, 1762; B.A., College of New Jersey (now Princeton University), Princeton, N.J., 1783; D.D., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa., 1790; D.L., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C., 1812; licensed to preach by the presbytery of New Brunswick, 1786; ordained in the Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, Pa., 1787; orderly sergeant, New Jersey Militia; tutor, College of New Jersey (now Princeton University), Princeton, N.J., 1783–1785; professor, Princeton College, Princeton, N.J., 1785–1787; pastor, Second Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, Pa., 1787–1812; member, general assembly of the Presbyterian Church of the United States of America, 1790–1839; clerk, Presbyterian general assembly, 1790–1803; president, board of directors for the Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, N.J., 1812–1848; president, Princeton College, 1812–1822; editor; elected Chaplain of the United States House of Representatives to the Second and to the four succeeding Congresses (November 5, 1792–May 13, 1800); died on May 19, 1848, in Philadelphia, Pa; interment at Princeton Cemetery, Princeton, N.J.

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