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Lyman Beecher (1775–1863)

Beecher, Lyman. An American clergyman; born in New Haven, CT, Oct. 2, 1775; died in Brooklyn, NY, June 10, 1863. He graduated from Yale in 1796, and became pastor of the Presbyterian Church in East Hampton, Long Island; then of a Congregational church in Litchfield, CT, in 1810; and then of the Hanover Street Congregational Church in Boston. In 1832 he became president of Lane Theological Seminary, near Cincinnati, OH. His influence throughout the country was very great, especially on the questions of temperance and of slavery. His ‘Six Sermons on Intemperance’ had a great effect, and have been frequently republished and translated into many languages. His sermon on the death of Alexander Hamilton in 1804, with his ‘Remedy for Dueling’ (1809), did much toward breaking up the practice of dueling in the United States. His collected ‘Sermons and Addresses’ were published in 1852.