Kendall, James, Dd

Kendall, James, D.D.

a Congregational minister, was born at Sterling, Massachusetts, November 3, 1769. He graduated from Harvard College in 1796, passed two years as assistant teacher in Phillips Academy, Andover, at the same time pursuing his theological studies under the direction of Reverend Dr. Tappen, professor of divinity at Harvard College; was licensed by the Andover Association in 1795; in the same year was chosen tutor of Greek in the college, and removed to Cambridge. He commenced preaching at Plymouth, as a candidate, in 1799, and was ordained there in January, 1800. He was the sole pastor of the Church for thirty-eight years, preaching frequently in other pulpits, and died March 17, 1859. Dr. Kendall published a great many single sermons. In his theological views he is believed to have been an Arian. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 8:427.

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