Monday, October 22, 2007

Number of Signers of Declaration of Independence who were Clergy


Only one of the 56 was an active clergyman, and that was John Witherspoon. Witherspoon was a Presbyterian minister and president of the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University).

Regardless of what Republican presidential wannabee Huckabee says.

UPDATE: Via Mary Racine in comments, Reese Witherspoon is related to Minister Witherspoon, allowing me to post this gratuitous picture of her.