Lathrop, John, Dd

Lathrop, John, D.D.

a Unitarian minister, was born in Norwich, Connecticut, May 17, 1740. He graduated at Princeton College in 1763. For some months after his graduation he was engaged as assistant teacher in Moor's Indian School at Lebanon, Connecticut, and at the same time studied theology. He was licensed soon after this, labored as a missionary among the Indians, and in 1767 was invited to settle both at Taunton and Reading. In 1768 he accepted a call to become pastor of the Old North Church in Boston, preaching in that city until his death, January 14, 1816. He became a member of the Corporation of Harvard University in 1778. He was also one of the counsellors of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, vice-president of the Massachusetts Bible Society, and president of the Massachusetts Congregational Charitable Society. His publications consisted of single sermons. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 8:68.

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