A member of the Continental Congress, he was the only clergyman to sign the Declaration of Independence, and he lost two sons in the Revolutionary War. He was president of Princeton and taught nine of the men that wrote the Constitution, including James Madison. He served on over 120 congressional committees. His name was the Rev. John Witherspoon, and he died this day, Nov. 15, 1794. Rev. Witherspoon wrote: “A Republic must either preserve its virtue or lose its liberty. … Whoever is an avowed enemy of God, I scruple not to call him an enemy of his country.”

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