Biggs, Thomas Jacob Dd

Biggs, Thomas Jacob D.D.

a Presbyterian minister, was born in Philadelphia, Nov. 19, 1787. He was educated at Nassau Hall, Princeton, N. J., and was for a time tutor in Princeton College. He entered Princeton Theological Seminary in 1815, was licensed by the Philadelphia Presbytery in 1817, and in 1818 was installed pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Frankford. In 1830 he was elected President of Washington College, Pa., but declined the position to accept a professorship in Lane Theological Seminary, Cincinnati. In August, 1839, he resigned this position, and accepted the Presidency of Cincinnati College, which position he held until the college was destroyed in 1845. He was elected President of Woodward College in 1845, where he continued until his death, Feb. 9, 1864. See Wilson, Hist. Presb. Almanac, 1865, p. 77.

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