Dewey, Orville, Dd
Dewey, Orville, D.D.
a Unitarian minister, was born March 28, 1794. He graduated at Williams College in 1814; studied theology at Andover from 1816 to 1819, and soon after was Dr. Channing's assistant. In 1823 he became pastor of the Unitarian Church at New Bedford, Mass., and in 1835 came to the Second Unitarian. Church at New York. Ill-health led him to resign his pastorate in 1848, and to retire to his farm in Sheffield, Mass. There he prepared two courses of lectures for the Lowell Institute in Boston. From 1858 to 1862 he was pastor of the new South Church in Boston. He died at Sheffield, March 21, 1882. Dr. Dewey published, Letters on Revivals: — Discourses on Human Nature: — The Two Great Commandments, in sermons (N.Y. 1876). (B.P.)