SHIPPEN, William, a Delegate from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Pa., October 1,
1712; pursued preparatory studies; studied medicine and practiced his
profession in Philadelphia; was one of the founders of the Public Academy and a
trustee in 1749; was one of the twenty-four founders of the College of
Philadelphia, which afterward became the University of Pennsylvania, and a
trustee 1749-1779; one of the founders of the College of New Jersey (now
Princeton University) and a trustee from 1765 to 1796; was a member of the
American Philosophical Society, of which he was vice president in 1768 and for
many years thereafter; Member of the Continental Congress 1779-1780; resumed
the practice of medicine in Philadelphia; died in Germantown, Pa., November 4,
1801; interment in the First Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pa.
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