Samuel Locke

For the New Zealand politician, see Samuel Locke (New Zealand politician).
Samuel Locke
President of Harvard College
In office
Preceded by John Winthrop
Succeeded by John Winthrop
Personal details
Born (1731-11-23)November 23, 1731
Died January 15, 1778(1778-01-15) (aged 46)
Sherborn, Massachusetts

Samuel Locke (November 23, 1731 January 15, 1778) was a U.S. Congregational clergyman and educator. After serving as pastor in Sherborn, Massachusetts, he was appointed president of Harvard University. He held that post from 1770 to 1773 when he resigned. He then returned to Sherborn where he died of apoplexy.

Academic offices
Preceded by
John Winthrop, acting
President of Harvard College
Succeeded by
John Winthrop, acting

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