Clapp, Theodore

Clapp, Theodore a Universalist minister, was born at Easthampton, Massachusetts, in 1782. He studied at Williams College, but graduated from Yale in 1814; pursued his theological researches for one year at Andover, and was licensed as a Presbyterian minister in 1817. In 1822 he was ordained pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of New Orleans, where he acquired great celebrity as a pulpit orator. Some ten or twelve years later he was deposed from his Church office for heresy, and was afterwards known as an independent minister, cherishing Unitarian and Universalist opinions, but continued to occupy his former pulpit in New Orleans for ten years more, when he retired to Louisville, where he died, May 16, 1866. See Universalist Register, 1867, page 73.

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