Dwight, Sereno Edwards

Dwight, Sereno Edwards DD, an eminent Congregational minister, was born at Greenfield, Connecticut, May 18, 1786. He graduated at Yale College in 1803, and in 1806 was chosen tutor, in which post he continued until 1810, when, having completed his law studies, he entered upon practice at the bar. He entered the ministry in October, 1816, and was elected chaplain of the United States Senate. On September 3, 1817, he was installed pastor of Park street Church, Boston, where he remained until his resignation, April 10, 1826. In 1833 he was elected to the presidency of Hamilton College, and entered upon the office in August, and resigned in 1835. In 1838 he moved to New York. He died in Philadelphia, November 30, 1850. Dr. Dwight published Memoirs of David Brainerd (1822). An Address on the Greek Revolution (1824): — The Death of Christ: the Substance of several Sermons delivered at Park street Church (1826): — The Life of President Edwards, accompanying a new edition of Edwards's works (1830): — The Hebrew Wife (1836); and a few occasional sermons. His discourses were published in a volume with memoir in 1851 by W. T. Dwight. — Sprague, Annals, 2:669.

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