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Clergyman , educator

Convers Francis, American clergyman, educator.

Background

Francis, Convers was born on November 9, 1795 in West Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Convers and Susannah (Rand) Francis.

Education

Graduated from Harvard, 1815, postgraduate in divinity studies, 1815-1818. Honorary Doctor of Divinity, Cambridge, 1837.

Career

Ordained Unitarian minister, June 23, 1819. Professor pulpit eloquence and pastoral care Harvard Divinity School, 1842 until death. One of 1st Americans to study German language and literature in religious field.

Active in Massachusetts History Society, helped prepare its “Collections.” Author: Errors in Education, 1828. An Historical Sketch of Watertown, in Massachusetts, from the First Settlement of the Town to the Close of its Second Century, 1830. Dudlean Lecture at Cambridge, 1833.

Life of Review John Eliot, 1836. Review John Allyn, Doctor of Divinity, 1836. Judge Davis, 1849; Life of Sebastian Rale, 1848.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Errors in Education, 1828. An Historical Sketch of Watertown, in Massachusetts, from the First Settlement of the Town to the Close of its Second Century, 1830. Dudlean Lecture at Cambridge, 1833.

      Life of Review John Eliot, 1836. Review John Allyn, Doctor of Divinity, 1836. Judge Davis, 1849

    • Life of Sebastian Rale, 1848.

Connections

Married Abby Allyn, May 15, 1822.

father:
Convers Francis

mother:
Susannah (Rand) Francis

spouse:
Abby Allyn