Graduated from Yale, 1769, Master of Arts, 1772. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Harvard, 1810.
Headmaster, Hopkins Grammar School, New Haven, Connecticut, 1769-1771. Tutor Yale, 1771-1777. Licensed to preach, 1777.
Chaplain General S.H. Parson’s Connecticut Brigade, Continental Army, 1777-1779. Member Massachusetts Legislature, 1781-1782. Ordained to ministry Congregational Church, 1783.
President Yale, 1795-1817, professor theology, founder medical department. A projector Andover Theological Seminary. Missionary for Society of Connecticut.
Member American Board Commissioners for Foreign Missions. Member group called “Hartford Wits.” Author: The Conquest of Canaan (1st American epic poem), 1785. Greenfield Hill, 1794.
Theology, Explained and Defended, 5 vols., 1818-1819. Travels in New England and New York, 1821.
Member Massachusetts Legislature, 1781-1782. Member American Board Commissioners for Foreign Missions. Member group called “Hartford Wits.”.
Married Mary Woolsey, March 3, 1777.