Jedidiah Morse Edit Profile
Graduated from Yale, 1783. Studied theology, New Haven, Connecticut, 1783-1785. S.T.D. (honorary), University Edinburgh (Scotland), 1794.
Views; member board overseers Harvard. Assisted in founding The Mercury and New England Palladium, 1801. Founder, editor The Panoplist, 1805-1810.
A founder, General Association of Massachusetts, Andover Theological Seminary, 1808, Park St. Church, Boston, 1809, New England Tract Society, 1814, American Bible Society, 1816. Member American Board Commissioners for Foreign Missions, 1811-1819. Commissioned by secretary war to study conditions of the Indian nations, 1820, published report, 1822.
Member Phi Beta Kappa. Known as “father of American Geography.” Author: Geography Made Easy, 1784 (1st published American geography). The American Geography, 1789.
The American Universal Geography. Elements of Geography, 1795. The American Gazeteer, 1797.
A New Gazeteer for the Eastern Continent, 1802. Coauthor A Compendious History of New England, 1804. True Reasons on which The Election of a Hollis Professor of Divinity in Harvard College Was Opposed by the Board of Overseers, 14 February, 1805, 1805.
A Report to the Secretary of War—On Indian Affairs, Comprising A Narrative of a Tour Performed in the Summer of 1820, 1822.
Member board overseers Harvard. Member American Board Commissioners for Foreign Missions, 1811-1819. Member Phi Beta Kappa.
Married Elizabeth Breese, May 14, 1789, 11 children including Samuel Finley Breese, Sidney Edwards, Richard.