Parker, Nathan, Dd

Parker, Nathan, D.D., a Unitarian minister of the Congregational body, was born at Reading, Mass., June 5,1782, and was educated at Harvard University, class of 1803. After graduation Parker spent one year in teaching at Worcester, Mass.; then studied theology; in 1805 was appointed tutor in Bowdoin College, Me.; in 1808 he was settled as pastor of a Congregational Church in Portsmouth, and there ministered until his death, Nov. 8, 1833, a little while after Andrew P. Peabody had been ordained his colleague. When the division of the Congregational body in New England into two parties was recognized, Parker took part as a professed Unitarian. Henry Ware, Jr., published a volume of Parker's Sermons, with a memoir (1835). See also Ware, Biographical Sketches of Unitarian Ministers, 2:25; Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 8:411.

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