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James Freeman Clarke

clergyman

James Freeman Clarke, American clergyman. member Massachusetts Board Education, 1863-1869.

Background

Clarke, James Freeman was born on April 4, 1810 in Hanover, New Hampshire, United States. Son of Samuel and Rebecca (Hull) Clarke.

Education

Graduated from Harvard, 1829, Divinity School, 1833, honorary Doctor of Divinity, 1863.

Career

Ordained to ministry Unitarian Church, Boston, 1833. Minister, Louisville, Kentucky, 1833-1840. Editor Western Messenger, 1836-1839.

Founded Church of the Disciples (new Unitarian church), Boston, 1841. Minister Unitarian Church, Meadville, Pennsylvania, 1850-1854. Member Massachusetts Board Education, 1863-1869.

Trustee Boston Public Library, 1879-1888. Non-resident professor Harvard Divinity School, 1867-1871, lecturer on ethic, 1867-1877, board overseers Harvard College, 1863-1872, 73-85, 86-88. Active on behalf of temperance, anti-slavery, women’s sufferage.

Author: The Christian Doctrine of Forgiveness of Sin, 1852. Orthodoxy, Its Truths and Errors, 1866. Ten Great Religions, 2 vols., 1870, 86.

Essentials and Non-essentials in Religion, 1878. Self Culture, 1880; Anti-Slavery Days, 1883.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: The Christian Doctrine of Forgiveness of Sin, 1852. Orthodoxy, Its Truths and Errors, 1866. Ten Great Religions, 2 vols., 1870, 86.Essentials and Non-essentials in Religion, 1878. Self Culture, 1880

Membership

Member Massachusetts Board Education, 1863-1869.

Connections

Married Anna Huidekoper, August 1839.

father:
Samuel Clarke

mother:
Rebecca (Hull) Clarke

spouse:
Anna Huidekoper