Dunster, Henry

Dunster, Henry a Congregational minister, the place and date of whose birth are unknown. He was a native of England, and was a student at Emanuel College, Cambridge, where he became BA 1630, and MA 1634. He fled to New England on account of his nonconformity in 1640, and was appointed president of Harvard, being the first master of the college called president, August 27, 1640. He filled the chair until 1654, when he resigned on account of his views in regard to infant baptism. He spent the remainder of his life in the ministry at Scituate, where he died February 27, 1659. — Sprague, Annals, 1:125.

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