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Amos Strettell (1720-1780)

University Affiliation:
  • Trustee 1762-1780
  • Treasurer of the Board of Trustee 1765-1766
Biographical Summary:

 

Amos Strettell, the son of merchant Robert Strettell, was born in Dublin in 1720 and came with his family to Philadelphia in 1736. Amos followed in his father's footsteps as a merchant; also like his father Amos served as a trustee of the College and Academy of Philadelphia (now the University of Pennsylvania) from 1762 until his death, and as treasurer of that board in 1765 and 1766.

 

REFERENCES:
Matriculates, Alumni Record, Scharf and Westcott's Philadelphia, 1609-1884

 

 

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