Alexander Gerard (1728-1795)

Alexander Gerard FRSE (22 February 1728 – 22 February 1795) was a Scottish minister, academic and philosophical writer.

The son of Rev. Gilbert Gerard, he was educated at Aberdeen, where he became Professor, first of Natural Philosophy at Marischal College in 1750, and afterwards between 1760–1771 of Divinity, taking up the post of Professor of Divinity at King's College in 1771. As a professor he introduced various reforms. During this time he was also one of the ministers of the city. In 1764 he was the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

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