Rutgers University


Rutgers University
Alternate Name
Queen's College
Queen's College was founded by a group of Dutch Reformed ministers and their supporters in New Brunswick, New Jersey, in 1766. It was originally a school for white men who primarily came from elite Dutch families in the New York and New Jersey area. In 1825, the school was renamed Rutgers College in honor of benefactor Henry Rutgers. Many of the school's founders, trustees, and benefactors, including Henry Rutgers, were slaveholders.

The historic campus of Queen's College is part of Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Campuses in Newark and Camden were established and integrated into the Rutgers University system in the 20th century.

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Abraham Blauvelt (1764-1838) Agent
Alpheus Freeman (1766-1813) Agent
Andrew Kirkpatrick (1756-1831) Agent
Cornelius C. Vermeule (1785-1859) Agent
Ferdinand Schureman Schenck (1790-1860) Agent
Gertrude Parker (née Skinner) (1739-1811) Agent
Henry Rutgers (1745-1830) Agent
Jacob Dunham (1767-1832) Agent
Jacob Rutsen Hardenbergh Jr. (1768-1841) Agent
Jacob Rutsen Hardenbergh Sr. (1736-1790) Agent
James Neilson (1784-1862) Agent
James Parker Jr. (1776-1868) Agent
James Parker Sr. (1725-1797) Agent
James Schureman (1756-1824) Agent
James Stevenson (1763-1839) Agent
Johannes Hardenbergh (1706-1786) Agent
John Croes (1762-1832) Agent
John Neilson (1745-1833) Agent
Peter Vredenburgh (Petrus Benedict Van Vredenburgh Jr.) (1745-1823) Agent
Philip Livingston (1716-1778) Agent
Robert Adrain (1775-1843) Agent
Robert Boggs (1766-1831) Agent
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