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Teachers of Influence – Wm. King, 2 of 28

Glasgow University
Glasgow University

From the age of 14-17 the young William King studied the classics at an Academy under the tutelage of a Presbyterian minister from Scotland. At the end of this time King himself decided to become a minister and left Ireland to study at Glasgow University. In his autobiography he talks a great deal about the political issues of the day to which his professors introduced him. Emancipation of the slaves in the West Indies caught his attention. “ …I warmly expound the cause of the slave, but little did I think then that in a few years I would be placed in the midst of a slave country..”(16)

What topics from school really caught your interest?


What teacher had an influence on your life choices?