Following the resignation of Andrew Wylie, Washington College was temporarily suspended in 1829 due to the difficulty in finding a candidate willing to accept the presidency. In addition, several Trustees resigned from the Board. Rev. Elliott was appointed temporary president of Washington College on September 28, 1830, at a salary of $400 until the office could be filled. He was also Professor of Moral Philosophy. From his resignation as president on November 7, 1831, until 1865, he was president of the Washington College Board of Trustees. He received his Doctor of Divinity degree from Jefferson College in 1835 and his LL.D. degree from Washington College in 1847. He died March 18, 1874, at the age of 88 years.
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