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Clergyman

Orville Dewey, American clergyman.

Background

Dewey, Orville was born on March 28, 1794 in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Silas and Polly (Root) Dewey.

Education

Graduate Williams College, 1814, Andover Theological Seminary, 1819. Honorary Doctor of Divinity, Harvard, 1839.

Career

Agent for American Education Society and pastor Congregational Church, Gloucester, Massachusetts for a time. Changed to Unitarian faith. Unitarian minister Federal Street Church, Boston, 1823-1833, First Church, New Bedford, Massachusetts, 1835-1848, Second Congregational Church of New York, 1835-1848, New South Church, Boston, 1857-1861.

President American Unitarian Association, 1845-1847. A founder New York Employment Society Author: Discourses on Various Subjects, 1835. The Old World and the New, 1836.

The Works of Orville Dewey, 3 vols., 1844.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Discourses on Various Subjects, 1835. The Old World and the New, 1836. The Works of Orville Dewey, 3 vols., 1844.

Connections

Married Louisa Farnham, December 26, 1820.

father:
Silas Dewey

mother:
Polly (Root) Dewey

spouse:
Louisa Farnham