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Frederic Dan Huntington was an American clergyman and the first Protestant Episcopal bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Central New York.


Huntington was born on May 28, 1819 in Hadley, Massachusetts, the youngest of the eleven children born to Dan and Elizabeth Huntington. He grew up on the family farm "Forty Acres, " the home of both his mother and his grandmother, Elizabeth Porter Phelps.


Huntington graduated at Amherst College in 1839 and at the Harvard Divinity School in 1842.


In 1842-1855 Huntington was pastor of the South Congregational Church of Boston, and in 1855-1860 was preacher to the university and Plummer professor of Christian Morals at Harvard; he then left the Unitarian Church, with which his father had been connected as a clergyman at Hadley, resigned his professorship and became pastor of the newly established Emmanuel Church of Boston. He had refused the bishopric of Maine when in 1868 he was elected to the diocese of central New York. He was consecrated on the 9th of April 1S69, and thereafter lived in Syracuse. He died in Hadley, Massachusetts, on the 11th of July 1904. His more important publications were Lectures on Human Society (1860); Memorials of a Quiet Life (1874); and The Golden Rule applied to Business and Social Conditions (1892).


  • Huntington was an American clergyman, who occupied various religious posts and is notable for his works.



In 1843 Huntington married Hannah Sargent, the sister of Epes Sargent.

Dan Huntington

Elizabeth Huntington

Hannah Sargent