Rev. William Tennent, Jr., attributed to John Smibert, formally attributed to Gustavus Hesselius, circa 1750.

Oil on canvas, head and shoulders portrait.
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Irish-born and Edinburgh-educated, William Tennent was a leading figure in early American Presbyterianism. His influence spread far and wide in the colonies, and Tennent educated a generation of leaders that shaped the denomination's remarkable growth on the eve of the American Revolution.