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Mini Biographies of Scots and Scots Descendants (A)
Alexander, William

(1726-83) From New Jersey, one of Washington's major-generals. Claimed to be the Earl of Stirling and was one of Washington's most trusted aides. His family came from SW Scotland. He took charge of the British surrender at Yorktown. He was an astronomer & mathematician. He was among the founders of Columbia University, first called Kings College; also President of the St. Andrew’s Society in New York.

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