Samuel Locke

Samuel Locke (November 23, 1731 January 15, 1778) was a U.S. Congregational clergyman and educator. He graduated from Harvard College in 1755.[1] After serving as pastor in Sherborn, Massachusetts, he was appointed president of Harvard University. He held that post from 1770 to 1773, when he resigned. He then returned to Sherborn, where he died of apoplexy.

Samuel Locke
President of Harvard College
In office
Preceded byJohn Winthrop
Succeeded byJohn Winthrop
Personal details
Born(1731-11-23)November 23, 1731
DiedJanuary 15, 1778(1778-01-15) (aged 46)
Sherborn, Massachusetts


Academic offices
Preceded by
John Winthrop, acting
President of Harvard College
Succeeded by
John Winthrop, acting

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