He was the grandson of Princeton president Jonathan Edwards, whose preaching began the Great Awakening revival. He became the president of Yale, serving for 22 years. His name was Timothy Dwight, and he died this day, Jan. 11, 1817. Finding many of Yale's students enamored with French enlightenment, Timothy Dwight often visited with students on campus, logically answering questions of faith. By the end of his tenure, not only did the majority of the student body profess Christianity, but many became ministers. Timothy Dwight wrote: "Where there is no religion, there is no morality ... the ultimate foundation of ... life, liberty and property is buried in ruins."