Jacob Lindley

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Jacob Lindley
Born(1774-06-13)June 13, 1774
DiedJanuary 29, 1857(1857-01-29) (aged 82)
EducationJefferson College
ChildrenDaniel Lindley
Lindley Hall at Ohio University, named for Jacob Lindley

Jacob Lindley (June 13, 1774 – January 29, 1857) was the first president of Ohio University, between 1809 and 1822.


Lindley was educated at Thaddeus Dod's log college (later Jefferson College)[1] and College of New Jersey.[2]

He was one of the founders of the Franklin Literary Society at Jefferson College.[3]

Jacob and Hannah's eldest child was Daniel Lindley who was born in Pennsylvania on 24 August 1801, he was a missionary in South Africa. He and his wife Lucy founded the Inanda Seminary School in 1869. Lindley was pastor to the Voortrekkers in the first Dutch Reformed Church in the Orange Free State.[4]


  1. ^ Coleman, Helen Turnbull Waite (1956). Banners in the Wilderness: The Early Years of Washington and Jefferson College. University of Pittsburgh Press. p. 11. OCLC 2191890.
  2. ^ Jacob Lindley, A.M., D.D., 1774-1857 - OU biography
  3. ^ McClelland, W.C. (1903). "A History of Literary Societies at Washington & Jefferson College". The Centennial Celebration of the Chartering of Jefferson College in 1802. Philadelphia: George H. Buchanan and Company. pp. 111–132.
  4. ^ "Daniel Lindley". Dictionary of African Christian Biography. Archived from the original on 31 May 2013. Retrieved 10 August 2013.

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