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George Hendric Houghton

Born: Feb 1, 1820

Death: Nov 17, 1897

Birthplace: United States of America

Nationality: United States

George Hendric Houghton

Date of Birth : Feb 1, 1820
Date of Death : Nov 17, 1897
Birth Place : United States of America

George Hendric Houghton was an American Protestant Episcopal clergyman. He was born in Deerfield, Massachusetts and graduated from New York University in 1842 and from the General Theological Seminary in 1845. In 1848 he organized, and until his death was rector of, the Church of the Transfiguration, better known as the "Little Church around the Corner", in New York City. The story which explains the origin of this name is that, a certain actor having died, his friends requested one of the city pastors to conduct the funeral services. The latter refused, but advised them to try the "little church around the corner." Houghton was distinguished for his activity in benevolent work. At his death he was succeeded by his nephew, George Clarke Houghton. This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Gilman, D. C.; Thurston, H. T.; Moore, F., eds.. "". New International Encyclopedia. New York: Dodd, Mead.

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