Swain, Leonard, Dd
Swain, Leonard, D.D.
a Congregational minister, was born at Concord, N.H., February 26, 1821. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1841, and from Andover Theological Seminary in 1846; was immediately ordained pastor of the Church in Nashua, establishing from the outset a reputation as an able- and eloquent preacher. His next pastorate was over the Central Church of Providence, R.I., from 1852 to 1869. For nearly two years he was laid aside from his work, and died July 14, 1869. See Rhode Island Biographical Cyclopaedia, s.v. (J.C.S.)