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Whitaker, Nathaniel -1795 Clergyman, born on Long Island, N. Y., Feb. 22, 1732; graduated at Princeton College in 1752; ordained in the Congregational Church, and preached till 1761, when he visited England to procure funds for the education of American Indians. The mission met with unexpected favor, about £ 12,000 being contributed to the cause. The funds were applied to what was known as Moor's Indian charity School, which had been established in Lebanon, Conn. This school was removed Moor's Indian charity School, which had been established in Lebanon, Conn. This school was removed to Hanover, N. H., in 1770, and received the name of Dartmouth College, in honor of Lord Dartmouth, who had contributed generously towards the promotion of the object. Dr. Whitaker formed a Presbyterian Church in Salem, Mass., of which he was pastor for a number of years; removed to Maine and later to Virginia. He died in Woodbridge. Va., Jan. 21, 1795. See Dartmouth College; Wheelock, Eleazar