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Rev Archibald Alexander

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Rev Archibald Alexander

  • Birth 17 Apr 1772 Lexington, Rockbridge County, Virginia, USA
  • Death 22 Oct 1851 Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA
  • Burial Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA
  • Memorial ID 7958658

Archibald Alexander (1772-1851) Theologian (b. April 17, 1772, near Lexington, Rockbridge County, Virginia, USA - d. October 22, 1851, Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA). First professor at the Princeton Theological Seminary (1812-1851) he had previously been president of Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia (1797-1806) and then pastor of the Third Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia (1807-1812). He died in 1851 and was buried on October 24 in Princeton Cemetery. His most famous quotation is: "Nature never makes any blunders, when she makes a fool she means it."


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  • Created by: Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )
  • Added: 7 Oct 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7958658
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Archibald Alexander (17 Apr 1772–22 Oct 1851), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7958658, citing Princeton Cemetery, Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (contributor 46580804) .