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Clergyman , educator

Richard Furman, American clergyman, educator. member South Carolina. Constl.

Background

Furman, Richard was born on October 9, 1755 in Esopus, New York, United States. Son of Wood and Rachel (Brodhead) Furman.

Education

M Elizabeth Haynesworth, November 1775.

Career

Ordained pastor Baptist Church, Esopus, 1774. Became outstanding South Carolina. Baptist leader; pastor of a Baptist Church, Charleston, South Carolina., 1787.

Influental member South Carolina. Constitutional Convention. Produced plan for incorporation of Charleston Baptist Association, 1785.

1st president South Carolina. Baptist Convention, 1821. Leader in plan for Baptists of South Carolina. and Georgia to unite in founding a collegiate institution (now known as Furman U.), Greenville, South Carolina.

President Baptist Triennial Convention of the United States, 1814, reelected 1817. A founder George Washington University, Washington, Distric.

Membership

Member South Carolina.

Connections

Married second, Dorothea Burn, May 5, 1789.

father:
Wood Furman

mother:
Rachel (Brodhead) Furman

spouse:
Dorothea Burn