Archives > Historical Features > Exhibits > 18th Century

THE COLLEGE:
Classes of 1780-1789

DEGREES CONFERRED BY THE COLLEGE OF PHILADELPHIA
Students are listed alphabetically for each class from 1780 to 1789

1780

The University of the State of Pennsylvania conferred these degrees which were originally supposed to be granted by the College of Philadelphia, where they were examined in 1779 (except Mr. Sitgreaves)

 

John Bleakley
John Caldwell
Peter Renaude Chevalier
James Coultas Gray
Samuel Powel Griffitts
Benjamin Morris
Joseph Rush
Samuel Sitgreaves

William Allston
Robert Dorsey
George Fox
William Temple Franklin
Robert Gray
Mathias Harrison
Paxton Hatch
James Hopewell
Joseph Lisle
Joseph Mayo
Henry White Physick
George Simpson
John Smith
Thomas Waties
James Yard

James Davidson
Justus Christian Henry Helmuth
John Christopher Kunze
William Marshall
Henry Ernst Muhlenberg
Thomas Paine
Caspar Dietrich Weiberg

 

A.B.
A.B.
A.B.
A.B.
A.B.
A.B.
A.B.
A.B.

Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate

A.M.( hon.)
A.M.( hon.)
A.M.( hon.)
A.M.( hon.)
A.M.( hon.)
A.M.( hon.)
A.M.( hon.)

1781

Degrees conferred by the University of the State of Pennsylvania

 

William Clarkson
William Ewing
Francis William Murray
Andrew Robert Proudfit
George Swift
James Wade

James Carson
James Hanson
William Moore Wharton

William Barton
William Bradford, Jr.

 

A.B.
A.B.
A.B.
A.B.
A.B.
A.B.

Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate

A.M.( hon.)
A.M.( hon.)

 

1782

Degrees conferred by the University of the State of Pennsylvania

 

Moses Bartram
Michael Byrnes
John Catlett
Joseph Clarkson
John Johnson
James Kelly
William Kennedy
Joseph Borden McKean
Thomas Memminger
Thomas Nelson
William Nelson
John Proudfit
Thomas Stewart
Robert Brooke Voss
John Wade
Thomas Parr Wharton

George Alberti
Pitt Buchanan
Thomas Chamberlain
David Harding
Thomas Hockley
William Prestman (Priestman)
John Rumsey
John Shee
Gilbert [Tennent] Snowden
Joseph Swift

Peter Stephen DuPonceau
Andrew Gregg
Fiacre Maximilien Robilliard
Samuel Sterrett

François Barbé-Marbois
François Jean de Beauvoir
    Chevalier de Chastellux

Elihu Spencer

A.B.
A.B.
A.B.
A.B.
A.B.
A.B.
A.B.
A.B.
A.B.
A.B.
A.B.
A.B.
A.B.
A.B.
A.B.
A.B.

Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate

A.M.( hon.)
A.M.( hon.)
A.M.( hon.)
A.M.( hon.)

LL. D.( hon.)
LL. D.( hon.)
 

D.D.( hon.)

1783

Degrees conferred by the University of the State of Pennsylvania

 

George Bartram
Issac Briggs
Richard Samuel Footman
Nathan Grier
Anthony Morris
Ephraim Ramsay
James Snodgrass
William Stewart
Stephen Sykes
John Chew Thomas
Joseph Thomas

John Bannister
Robert Blaine
Arthur Davison (Davidson)
William Gordon Forman
William Hemsley (Hemsley)
Henry Izard
Reynold Keen (or Kein)
Archibald McCall
Joseph Ramsay
John Ridgeley
John Schuyler (or Skuyler)
Joseph Sewel (or Sewell)
Conrad Shultz
John Stockholm
William West
Thomas (Mayne) Willing
Samuel Young

George Washington

 

A.B.
A.B.
A.B.
A.B.
A.B.
A.B.
A.B.
A.B.
A.B.
A.B.
A.B.

Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate

L.L.D. (hon.)

1784

Degrees conferred by the University of the State of Pennsylvania

 

Thomas Willing Francis
Charles Goldsborough
Robert Marion
Samuel Theodore Marion
Joseph Miller
William Miller
William Parker
Henry Stuber

Thomas Armstrong
Daniel Bell
Jacob Clarkson
Lefferts Carmick
Joseph Clay
Jeremiah Condy
William Donaldson
Robert Dunkin (Duntzin)
David Francis
John Hallowell
Enoch Hobart
Peter Keen (or Kein)
Joseph Kershaw
William Lux
Archibald McSparran
John Mease
Robert Mease
Luke Morris
Thomas P. Pennell
    (possibly 1782-1810)
Abraham Pryor

Henry Melchior Muhlenberg

Charles Thomson

 

A.B.
A.B.
A.B.
A.B.
A.B.
A.B.
A.B.
A.B.

Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate
 
Non-graduate

D.D.(hon.)

L.L.D.(hon.)

1785

Degrees conferred by the University of the State of Pennsylvania

 

Robert Clerk
John Gemmill
William Griffitts
Philip Syng Physick
Samuel Prioleau

David Caldwell
George Clarkson
William Davidson (Davison)
James Gibson
Dominick A. (Augustin) Hall
Thomas Haslen (Hazlen)
John Mason
Peter Wikoff
Joseph Wynkoop

James Madison
James Manning

 

A.B.
A.B.
A.B.
A.B.
A.B.

Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate

D.D.(hon.)
D.D.(hon.)

 

1786

Degrees conferred by the University of the State of Pennsylvania

 

Jonathan Williams Condy
William Bryant Duffield
Henry Keppele Helmuth
Hugh Holmes
Joseph Hopkinson
Robert Porter
Campbell Smith
Samuel Swift
Issac Telfair

John Gantt
John Griffin
Peter Hagner
Jacob Hoffner (Hofner)
John Leib
John McKinley
William [Davis] Robertson
John Wilcocks

David Griffith
Samuel Provost

 

A.B.
A.B.
A.B.
A.B.
A.B.
A.B.
A.B.
A.B.
A.B.

Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate

D.D. (hon.)
D.D. (hon.)

 

1787

Degrees conferred by the University of the State of Pennsylvania

 

Benjamin Franklin Bache
George Duffield
James Sergeant Ewing
James Mease
Samuel Harrison Smith
Evan William Thomas
Henry Wikoff
James Woodhouse

James Carson
Daniel Delaney (Delany)
David Holmes
William Sitgreaves

Benjamin Smith Barton

Marie Jean Paul Roch Yves Gilberti
    Motier, Marquis de Lafayette

 

A.B.
A.B.
A.B.
A.B.
A.B.
A.B.
A.B.
A.B.

Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate

A.M. (hon.)

L.L.D. (hon.)
 

 

1788

Degrees conferred by the University of the State of Pennsylvania

 

Abijah Davis
Nathaniel Harris
William Hewson
Michael Keppele
WilliamWhite Morris
James Bowdoin Robins
James Patriot Wilson

Christopher Heydrick
James (or John) Kidd
George Pfeiffer (Pliffer)
[Frederick?] Shubart
______ Young

Robert Patterson

Robert Blackwell
Nicholas Collin

 

A.B.
A.B.
A.B.
A.B.
A.B.
A.B.
A.B.

Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate

A.M.(hon.)

D.D.(hon.)
D.D.(hon.)

 

1789

Degrees conferred by the University of the State of Pennsylvania

 

Josiah Bailey
George Morgan Baynton
William Boys[e]
John Davidson
Robert Gamble Waiters Davidson
Robert Frazer
Samuel Hazlehurst
Thomas Tickell Hewson
Marcus Hillegas Kuhl
George Lochman
Samuel McCulloch
Samuel Miller
Richard Renshaw
Andrew Rhea
Caeser Augustus Rodney
Benjamin Fuller West
George Williamson

[Samuel] Collings
_____ Davidson (or Davison)
Richard Duffield
_______ Forrest
_______ Halliday
____[James or Procepio] Pollock
John Christian Reidiger
    (Radiger, Rediger, Ridiger)
_____ Wilson

David Johnson
Samuel Kerr
Philip Reinhold Pauli

Edward Bass
Samuel Parker
Robert Smith

A.B.
A.B.
A.B.
A.B.
A.B.
A.B.
A.B.
A.B.
A.B.
A.B.
A.B.
A.B.
A.B.
A.B.
A.B.
A.B.
A.B.

Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate
Non-graduate
 
Non-graduate

A.M.(hon.)
A.M.(hon.)
A.M.(hon.)

D.D.(hon.)
D.D.(hon.)
D.D.(hon.)

 

 


The 187 pages (including many biographies) of this exhibit were researched, written and created by Mary D. McConaghy, Michael Silberman, and Irina Kalashnikova. This exhibit first appeared on the Web in 2004, as part of the celebration of Benjamin Franklin's 300th birthday.