MC:PR29 Papers of George Horne (President 1768-91)
George Horne (1730–1792) was President of Magdalen 1768–91. He matriculated from University College in 1746, aged 15. Horne received his B.A. in 1749 from University College and was elected to a Kentish fellowship at Magdalen in 1750. He graduated MA in 1752, and was ordained by the bishop of Oxford in 1753.Upon completion of his studies Horne pursued an academic career in the university. He was junior proctor in 1758, was awarded the DD in 1764, and was named Vice-Chancellor of the University in 1776. He was elected president of Magdalen College in 1768 and maintained the position until 1791. Horne was awarded the deanery of Canterbury in September 1781, but retained the presidency of Magdalen after his appointment to the deanery. In February 1790, he was made Bishop of Norwich and resigned the presidency of Magdalen in the spring of 1791. Horne was one of the most prominent Tory theologians of his day and a noted Hutchinsonian.
See Macray, Register of Magdalen College, v. pp 85-97; Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Catalogued by Tracy Wilkinson in December 2004.
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