Bassett, Austin Bradley was born on January 23, 1859 in Allegan, Michigan, United States. Son of Colonel Chauncey J. and Lydia Frances (Bradley) Bassett.
Bachelor of Arts, Williams College, 1881. Studied Hartford Theological Seminary. Bachelor of Divinity, Chicago Theological Seminary, 1887.
Studied University of Berlin, 1897. (Doctor of Divinity Williams, 1906).
Teacher Latin and Greek, Temple Grove Seminary and Saratoga Academy, Saratoga Springs, New York, 1881-1882. Professor mathematics and physics, Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1882-1884. Ordained Congressional ministry, 1887.
Pastor Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1887-1891, Ware, Massachusetts, 1891-1905. Stated supply Park Church, Hartford, 1906, 1910. Associate professor experimental theology and secretary, Hartford Theological Seminary, since 1905.