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HUGH WILLIAMSON


Picture of Hugh Williamson

1735-1819

Delegate to the Constitutional Convention (North Carolina)

Biographical Data
Religious Views
Quotations
References, Links, & Further Reading



Education: College of Philadelphia (University of Pennsylvania), University of Utrecht

Occupation: educator, physician, scientist, mathematician, merchant

Political Affiliation:


Religious Affiliation: Presbyterian?

Summary of Religious Views:

Williamson's family groomed him to become a clergyman, and to this end he became a licensed minister, but did not achieve ordination. At that point, he gave up the ministry entirely, first taking up teaching, then pursuing medical training in Europe. Some experts classify Williamson as ultimately having become a deist.

Views on Religion & Politics:


Quotations:



References, Links, & Further Reading: Books, Articles, Links


Books

David Hosack, A Biographical Memoir of Hugh Williamson, C. S. Van Winkle, 1820; reprint A Biographical Memoir of Hugh Williamson
Hugh Williamson, Observations on the Climate in Different Parts of America, Compared with the Climate in Corresponding Parts of the Other Continent, T. & J. Swords, 1811; reprint Observations on the Climate in Different Parts of America, Compared with the Climate in Corresponding Parts of the Other Continent

Articles

Delbert H. Gilpatrick, "Contemporary Opinion of Hugh Williamson," North Carolina Historical Review, 17, January 1940, pp. 26-36
Mary Jane Kagarise & George F. Sheldon, "Hugh Williamson, M.D., LL.D. (17351819): Soldier, Surgeon, and Founding Father," World Journal of Surgery, Vol. 29, Supp. 1, June 2005, pp. S80-S84
John W. Neal, "Life and Public Services of Hugh Williamson," Trinity College Historical Society Papers, 13, 1919, pp. 62-115
Louis W. Potts, "Hugh Williamson: The Poor Man's Franklin and the National Domain," North Carolina Historical Review, 64, October 1987, pp. 371-93

Links

WILLIAMSON, Hugh, 1735-1819 (Biographical Directory of the US Congress)
A Biography of Hugh Williamson 1735-1819 (Hypertext on American History)
Hugh Williamson (National Archives -- The Founding Fathers)
Hugh Williamson (Soldier-Statesmen of the Constitution -- Center of Military History, United States Army)
Hugh Williamson (Colonial Hall)



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