James Freeman Clarke

CLARKE, James Freeman. b. Hanover, New Hampshire, 4 April 1810; d. Boston, Massachusetts, 8 June 1888. He was educated at Harvard College (graduated 1829) and the Cambridge Divinity School (graduated 1833). He was pastor of the Unitarian Church at Louisville, Kentucky (1833-40), where he edited a Unitarian periodical, The Western Messenger. He founded a new and free thinking Unitarian church, the Church of the Disciples at Boston, where he was minister from 1841 to 1850. He resigned owing to ill health, but resumed office in 1853. He was Secretary of the American Unitarian Association (1859-62), and editor of the Association’s journal, The Monthly Journal. A prolific author, he published...

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