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Huntington, Frederic Dan

HUNTINGTON, FREDERIC DAN (1819-1904), American clergyman, first Protestant Episcopal bishop of central New York, was born in Hadley, Massachusetts, on the 28th of May 1819. He graduated at Amherst in 1839 and at the Harvard Divinity School in 1842. In 1842-1855 he was pastor of the South Congregational Church of Boston, and in 1855-1860 was preacher to the university and Plummer professor of Christian Morals at Harvard; he then left the Unitarian Church, with which his father had been connected as a clergyman at Hadley, resigned his professorship and became pastor of the newly established Emmanuel Church of Boston. He had refused the bishopric of Maine when in 1868 he was elected to the diocese of central New York. He was consecrated on the gth of April 1869, and thereafter lived in Syracuse. He died in Hadley, Massachusetts, on the nth of July 1904. His more important publications were Lectures on Human Society (1860); Memorials of a Quiet Life (1874); and The Golden Rule applied to Business and Social Conditions (1892).

See Memoir and Letters of Frederic Dan Htmtington (Boston, 1906), by Arria S. Huntingdon, his wife.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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