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"Never read a book through merely because you have begun it." - John Witherspoon

John WitherspoonJohn Knox Witherspoon (1723-1794) is best remembered as the only clergyman to sign the Declaration of Independence (as a representative of New Jersey). Born and educated in Scotland he served two Protestant Scottish parishes before emigrating to America in 1768 to become president of the College of New Jersey (now Princeton). He served in the Continental Congress (1776-82) and, after the American Revolution, in the New Jersey legislature.

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