Stiles, Ezra, Dd
Stiles, Ezra, D.D., an eminent Congregational minister, was born at North Haven, Conn., Dec. 10, 1727. He graduated at Yale College in 1747, and was appointed tutor in 1749 licensed to preach in the same year, but in 1753 he was admitted to the bar in New Haven, and practiced law for two years. Having received, a call from Newport, R.I., he was ordained pastor Oct. 22, 1755, where he continued a persevering student and faithful pastor until 1777, when he was elected president of Yale College and professor of ecclesiastical history, upon the duties of which positions he entered in June, 1778, and remained until his death, May 12, 1795. He published, A Funeral Oration on Governor Law (1751), in Latin: — a Latin Oration on his induction to his office as President (1778): — Account of the Settlement of Bristol (1785): — History of the Three Judges of Charles I (1795). See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 1, 470.