Pierce, George Edmond, Dd
Pierce, George Edmond, D.D.
an American Congregational divine, noted especially as an educator, was born at Southbury, Conn., September 9, 1794. He was educated at Yale College, class of 1816; then studied theology at Andover Theological Seminary, class of 1821, teaching at the same time at the Fairfield Academy. In July 1822, he was ordained pastor of the Congregational Church at Harwinton, where he remained until called to the presidency of the Western Reserve College in 1834. He remained at the head of this high school until 1855, and gave to ft an excellent reputation. He died at Hudson, Ohio, May 27, 1871.