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Clergyman , educator

John Davis Pierce, American clergyman, educator. member Michigan House of Representatives, 1847; member commission to draft new constitution for Michigan, 1850.

Background

Pierce, John Davis was born on February 18, 1797 in Chesterfield, New Hampshire, United States. Son of Gad and Sarah (Davis) Pierce.

Education

Graduate Brown U., 1822. Attended Princeton Theological Seminary, 1823.

Career

Ordained pastor, 1825. Pastor Congregational Church, Sangerfield, New York, 1825-1830. Established 1st church, Marshall, Michigan, pastor, 1831-1836, 41-50.

1st superintendent public instruction State of Michigan, 1836-1841. Published Journal of Education (1st educational paper in Northwest Territory), 1838-1840. Member Michigan House of Representatives, 1847.

Member commission to draft new constitution for Michigan, 1850.

Membership

Member Michigan House of Representatives, 1847. Member commission to draft new constitution for Michigan, 1850.

Connections

Married Millicent Estabrook, February 1, 1825. Married second, Mary Ann Cleveland, October 28, 1829.

father:
Gad Pierce

mother:
Sarah (Davis) Pierce

spouses:
Millicent Estabrook

Mary Ann Cleveland