Howard, Bezaleel, Dd (2)

Howard, Bezaleel, D.D.

a Unitarian minister, was born at Bridgewater, Massachusetts, November 22, 1753. He graduated from Harvard College in 1781; immediately engaged in teaching at Hingham, and at the same time pursued a course of theology under the direction of Dr. Gay. He preached his first sermon in 1783; was appointed to a tutorship at Cambridge, and during this time filled vacant pulpits in the neighborhood on the Sabbath. He accepted a call to the First Church in Springfield in November 1784, and was ordained April 27, 1785. He resigned this charge on account of ill health, January 25, 1809. In 1819 he became pastor of a new Unitarian Church in the first parish of Springfield. He remained there until his death, January 23, 1837. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 8:181.

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