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From Queen's College to Rutgers College

Thomas J. Frusciano


Why is Rutgers University named for a wealthy bachelor who resided in New York City? What was his involvement with the institution of higher learning we now call Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey? To understand why this lifelong New Yorker supported a small denominational college in New Brunswick, we must examine what took place following the American Revolution and during in the early years of the 19th century.


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