Buckminster, Joseph S

Buckminster, Joseph S.

D.D., son of Joseph, was born at Portsmouth, N. H., 1784. He was carefully educated, first by his father, afterward at Harvard, and studied for the ministry. In 1808 he became pastor of a Congregational Church at Boston; in 1811 he was appointed lecturer in Biblical Criticism at Harvard.

His early death, June 8, 1812 (two days before his father's death), was deeply lamented throughout the country. In theology he was a Unitarian with evangelical proclivities; as a preacher, his eminent eloquence gave him great popularity; his gentle manners and faithful labors made him very useful and acceptable as a pastor. His Sermons (1826, 8vo) were reprinted in London; they were reprinted, with additions, in his Works (Boston, 1839, 2 vols. 12mo). His Life will be found in Memoirs of the Buckminsters, Father and Son, by his sister, Mrs. Lee (Boston, 1851, 12mo).

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