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Proudfit, Robert

Robert Proudfit, detail

Born in York County, Pennsylvania during the American Revolution, Robert Proudfit graduated from Dickinson College in 1798 and became a Presbyterian pastor in New York before accepting a position as a professor of ancient languages at Union College. Proudfit lived until the age of 83 when he died on the eve of the Civil War.

Life span: 
06/06/1777 to 02/11/1860
Dickinson Connection: 
Class of 1798


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