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Clergyman , College president

Thomas Church Brownell, American clergyman, college president.

Background

Brownell, Thomas Church was born on October 19, 1779 in Westport, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Sylvester and Nancy (Church) Brownell.

Education

Attended College of Rhode Island (now Brown U.), 1800-1802. Graduate Union College 1804.

Career

Professor belles lettres and moral philosophy Union College, Schenectady, New York, 1807, professor of chemistry and mineralogy, 1809. Ordained deacon Protestant Episcopal Church, 1816, priest, 1816. Bishop Diocese of Connecticut, 1819-1865.

1st president Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, 1823-1831, chancellor, 1831-1865.

Connections

Married Charlotte Dickinson, August 1811.

father:
Sylvester Brownell

mother:
Nancy (Church) Brownell

spouse:
Charlotte Dickinson