Samuel Johnson

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This portrait of Samuel Johnson hangs at Yale
See also Wikipedia's article about "Samuel Johnson (Columbia)".

Samuel Johnson was the first president of King's College. He was originally a minister from Connecticut, and attended Yale.

Johnson helped popularize George Berkeley's philosophy in British North America. The Columbia Engineering Alumni Association awards the Samuel Johnson Medal for Distinguished Professional Achievement in his honor.

Preceded by
President of King's College 
Succeeded by
Myles Cooper