Hitchcock, Gad, Dd

Hitchcock, Gad, D.D.

a Unitarian minister, was born at Springfield, Mass., Feb. 12, 1718 or 1719. He was educated at Harvard University, where he graduated in 1743, and was ordained and installed in Pembroke (now Hanson, Mass.), in October 1748. During the Revolutionary War he served as chaplain. In 1787 his alma mater conferred on him the degree of doctor of divinity. In 1797 he was attacked with paralysis while preaching to his people, from which he never recovered so as to engage any further in active service. He died Aug. 8, 1803. His writings were mainly sermons and a (Dudleian) lecture, delivered at Harvard College in 1779. — Sprague, Ann. of the Amer. Pulpit, 8, 29.

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