Person:Jacob Hardenbergh (1)

Watchers
Find records: birth marriage death
Rev. Jacob Rutsen Hardenbergh
  • HRev. Jacob Rutsen Hardenbergh1735/36 - 1790
  • WDinah van Bergh1724/25 - 1807
m. 18 Mar 1756
  1. Elinor Hardenbergh1760 -
Facts and Events
Name Rev. Jacob Rutsen Hardenbergh
Gender Male
Birth? 22 Feb 1735/36 Rosendale, Ulster, New York, USA
Marriage 18 Mar 1756 Raritan, Somerset, New Jerseyto Dinah van Bergh
Death? 30 Oct 1790 New Brunswick, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA


the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

The Reverend Jacob Rutsen Hardenbergh, D.D., S.T.D., (22 February 1735/6 – 30 October 1790) was an American Dutch Reformed clergyman, colonial and state legislator, and the first president of Queen's College (now Rutgers University) in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Descended from a Dutch family that settled New Amsterdam in the seventeenth century and prominent in New York colonial affairs, Hardenbergh prepared for ministry at the home of the Rev. John Frelinghuysen. After being ordained, Hardenbergh preached in New Jersey's Raritan River valley, and later in Ulster County, New York. During the 1760s, Hardenbergh was influential in the establishment of Queen's College, the eighth of nine colleges established during the colonial period. After his efforts to lobby Britain's King George III and New Jersey's royal governor, William Franklin to permit the establishment of a Dutch Reformed-affiliated college, Queen's College was chartered in 1766. During the American Revolution, Hardenbergh served as a delegate for New Jersey's Provincial Congress which ratified the Declaration of Independence and to frame the state's first constitution (1776). He subsequently served several successive one-year terms in New Jersey's General Assembly. In 1785, Hardenbergh was appointed as the first president of Queen's College, a post he would hold from 1786 to his death in 1790.

This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at Jacob Rutsen Hardenbergh. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with WeRelate, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.