Porter, Eliphalet, Dd
Porter, Eliphalet, D.D.
a Congregational minister of Unitarian tendency, was born at North Bridgewater, Mass., June 11,1758. He was educated at Harvard University, class of 1779, and, after studying theology with his father, Rev. John Porter, minister of North Bridgewater from 1740 till 1802, he was ordained Oct. 2, 1782, over the Congregational Society of Roxbury, and there continued fifty-one years. In 1830 the Rev. George Putnam was settled with him as colleague. He died in that place Dec. 7, 1833. He was a member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences. He published a Eulogy of Washington (1800), and nine single Sermons. See Sprague, Annals of the American Pulpit, 8, 157.