Brazer, John, Dd
Brazer, John, D.D.
a Unitarian minister, was born at Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1787. He graduated at Harvard College in 1813; was appointed Latin tutor in the university one year before taking his regular master's degree; and in 1817 became the immediate successor of Professor Frisbie in the Latin chair. His early determination was for the profession of the law. In after-life he resolved to study theology, and began while at the university. He was one of the chief agents in effecting a transition from the severe and ceremonial academical government of the olden time, to an intercourse with the pupils more courteous and winning. In 1820 he accepted the pastorship of the North Church in Salem, at the same time declining a call from the new Unitarian Church in New York. He labored long and with untiring zeal at Salem. He died in 1846. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit. 8:504.