80. John Witherspoon


This portrait of John Witherspoon, Princeton’s sixth president, was engraved in 1785.  Though in truth possessing the prominent nose and bushy eyebrows caricatured here, his students and contemporaries described him as an admirable man of enormous presence who was an excellent preacher and teacher.  Witherspoon is quoted on the walls of the Frist Campus Center.

  • To learn more about John Witherspoon, see quotation #3 and 11, and Café Vivian picture #11 and 19.