Dana, James, Dd

Dana, James, D.D.

a Congregational minister, was born at Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1735. He graduated from Harvard College in 1753, and remained there as a resident-graduate several years. In 1758, he was ordained pastor at Wallingford, Connecticut, notwithstanding the opposition of the Consociation on doctrinal grounds, and a church quarrel ensued, which was not healed until about 1772. When the Revolutionary struggle began, Mr. Dana became very popular on account of his decided stand for American liberty. Reverend James Noyes became his colleague in May 1785. Four years after, Dr. Dana was called to the pastoral charge of the First Church in New Haven, and retired in December 1805. He died in New Haven, August 18, 1812. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 1:565.

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