Wadsworth, Benjamin (1), Dd
Wadsworth, Benjamin (1), D.D.
an American Congregational minister, uncle of John W. (below), was born at Milton, Mass., in 1669. He graduated at Harvard College in 1690; was ordained in 1696, and preached at the First Church, Boston, until 1725; was president of Harvard College from 1725 until his death, which occurred March 16, 1737. He published numerous Sermons and theological works. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 1, 220.