Rev. James McLin


Rev. James McLin, B.A., served 1838 -1840

James McLin worked as a tutor at Washington College in Limestone, Tenn. in 1818 under James Whitfield Keith Doak.  He preached at several local Presbyterian churches.  McLin served as President of Washington College, now Washington College Academy, from 1828-1838 when he became president of Greeneville College. The Trustees decided to relocate Greeneville College from its pastoral setting and move the college closer to town.  As President of Greeneville College, the Trustees appointed McLin and two other Trustees to move the College’s library and equipment to the new location.  McLin left before the builders completed the new building.