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Clergyman , college president

Heman Humphrey, American clergyman, college president.

Background

Humphrey, Heman was born on March 26, 1779 in West Simsbury, Connecticut, United States. Son of Solomon and Hannah (Brown) Humphrey.

Education

Graduated from Yale, 1805.

Career

Taught in local Connecticut schools. Licensed to preach by Litchfield North Association (Congregational), 1806. Ordained to ministry Congregational Church, Fairfield, Connecticut, 1807.

Refused to accept half-way covenant. Began temperance agitation, 1810. Pastor, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, 1817-1823.

President Charitable Collegiate Institution (now Amherst College), 1823-1845. Author: Domestic Education, 1840. Letters to a Son in the Ministry, 1842.

Life and Labors of Reverend T. H. Ballaudt, 1857.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Domestic Education, 1840. Letters to a Son in the Ministry, 1842. Life and Labors of Reverend T. H. Ballaudt, 1857.

Connections

Married Sophia Porter, April.

father:
Solomon Humphrey

mother:
Hannah (Brown) Humphrey

spouse:
Sophia Porter