Allison, Francis, Dd
Allison, Francis, D.D.
an eminent Presbyterian minister, was born in Donegal County, Ireland, in 1705, educated at the University of Glasgow, and came to America in 1735. He became pastor at New London, Chester Co., Pa., in 1737, where he opened an academy in 1743. He removed to Philadelphia in 1752, and took charge of an academy there. In 1755 he was appointed vice-provost and Professor of Moral Philosophy in the newly-established University of Pennsylvania. He died Nov. 28, 1779. Dr. Allison was very active in the events which led to the "Great Schism" in 1744. His reputation as a classical scholar was very great. — Sprague, Annals, 3, 73.