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Alexander McWhorter, D.D. (1734-1807)

Object Number: 
c. 1795-1800
Pastel on brown paper
Overall: 9 3/4 x 7 5/8 in. ( 24.8 x 19.4 cm )
Gallery Label: 
McWhorter was born in New Castle County, Delaware, the son of Scottish parents who had come to America about 1730. He was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1759 and in the years that followed held pastorates in Newark, New Jersey, in Boston, and in Charlotte, North Carolina. His portrait was a gift to the Society from his great-grandson.
Credit Line: 
Gift of George C. McWhorter
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group