Lamson, William, Dd
Lamson, William, D.D.
a Baptist minister, was born at Danvers, Massachusetts, February 22, 1812. He studied at the South Reading (now Wakefield) Academy, graduated from Waterville College (now Colby University) in 1835, and was a tutor there one year. In the autumn of 1837 he was ordained pastor of the Church in Gloucester, Massachusetts, where he remained until 1839, and then went to the Newton Theological Institution and studied two years. He was pastor in Thomaston, Maine, about two years (1841 and 1842), and then returned to Gloucester as pastor until 1848. His next settlement was in Portsmouth, N.H., and his last in Brookline, Massachusetts (1859-75), where he died, November 20, 1882. See Cathcart, Bapt. Encyclop. page 669. (J.C.S.)