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Henry Martyn Dexter

Born: Aug 13, 1821

Death: Nov 13, 1890

Birthplace: Plympton

Nationality: United States

Henry Martyn Dexter

Date of Birth : Aug 13, 1821
Date of Death : Nov 13, 1890
Birth Place : Plympton

Henry Martyn Dexter, American clergyman and author, was born in Plympton, Massachusetts. He graduated at Yale in 1840 and at the Andover Theological Seminary in 1844; was pastor of a Congregational church in Manchester, New Hampshire, in 1844-1849, and of the Berkeley Street Congregational church, Boston, in 1849-1867; was an editor of the Congregationalist in 1851-1866, of the Congregational Quarterly in 1859-1866, and of the Congregationalist, with which the Recorder was merged, from 1867 until his death in New Bedford, Massachusetts. He was an authority on the history of Congregationalism and was lecturer on that subject at the Andover Theological Seminary in 1877-1879; he left his fine library on the Puritans in America to Yale University.


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