Finley, Robert, Dd

Finley, Robert, D.D.

a Presbyterian minister, and president of the University of Georgia, was born at Princeton, N. J., in 1772, and graduated at Princeton College in 1787. From 1793 to 1795 he was a tutor in the college, and a trustee from 1807 to 1817, when he resigned. He was the minister of a Presbyterian church at Baskingridge, N. J., from June, 1797, till 1817. In 1816 he became greatly interested in the welfare of the free blacks, and formed a plan of sending them to Africa. He was thus the founder of the American Colonization Society. -He was chosen president of Athens College, Ga., and went there in 1817, but died Oct. 3d of that year.-Sprague, Annals, 4:126.

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