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  • William Jones Boone (1846 - 1891)
    ) William Jones Boone (17 May 1846 – 5 October 1891) was the fourth Anglican missionary bishop of Shanghai. Boone was born in Shanghai, son of and namesake of William Jones Boone. He studied at Princ...
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    Robin Wells an American economist. She is the co-author, with her husband Paul Krugman, of several economics texts. Wells received her BA from the University of Chicago. After obtaining her PhD in ec...
  • Edward Shippen, M.D. (1826 - 1911)
    Graduated at Princeton with degree of A.B., entered Medical Department of University of Pennsylvania and received degree of M.D. He entered U.S.Navy as Assistant Surgeon August 7, 1849, and was commiss...
  • Samuel Wesley Perry, III (1940 - 1994)
    Princeton Class of 1963 Samuel Perry, 53, Psychoanalyst Honored for AIDS Studies, Is Dead By WOLFGANG SAXON Published: March 18, 1994 Dr. Samuel Wesley Perry 3d, a Manhattan psychoanalyst noted f...
  • Michael Artin
    Michael Artin is an American mathematician and a professor emeritus in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology mathematics department, known for his contributions to algebraic geometry.

Princeton University

Princeton University is a private research university located in Princeton, New Jersey, United States. It is one of the eight universities of the Ivy League, and one of the nine Colonial Colleges founded before the American Revolution. Princeton provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering.

Princeton does not have schools of medicine, law, divinity, or business, but it does offer professional degrees through the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the School of Architecture. Founded in 1746 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, as the College of New Jersey, the university moved to Newark in 1747, then to Princeton in 1756 and was renamed Princeton University in 1896.

The present-day College of New Jersey in nearby Ewing, New Jersey, is an unrelated institution. Princeton was the fourth chartered institution of higher education in the American colonies.

Princeton had close ties to the Presbyterian Church, but has never been affiliated with any denomination and today imposes no religious requirements on its students.

The university has ties with the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton Theological Seminary, and the Westminster Choir College of Rider University.

Princeton has been associated with 35 Nobel Laureates, 17 National Medal of Science winners, and three National Humanities Medal winners. On a per-student basis, Princeton has the largest university endowment in the world.

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