Birth Name: Dr. John Witherspoon
Born: 5 February 1723 Died: 15 November 1794
For the actor, see John Witherspoon (actor).
Dr. John Witherspoon (February 5, 1723 – November 15, 1794), was a signatory of the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of New Jersey. He was the only clergyman and college president to sign the Declaration.
John Witherspoon was born in Gifford, East Lothian, Scotland, to the Rev. James Alexander Witherspoon, a descendant of John Welsh of Ayr and John Knox. He attended the Haddington Grammar Sc