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William Channing Gannett

GANNETT, William Channing. b. Boston, Massachusetts, 13 March 1840; d. Rochester, New York State, 15 December 1923. He was a member of a great Unitarian dynasty of the 19th century in the United States: he was the son of Ezra Stiles Gannett (1801-1871), a friend of the notable preacher and scholar William Ellery Channing (1780-1842, after whom William Channing Gannett was named, and by whom he was baptized); and the daughter of Anna Linzee Tilden (d. 1846: see Wider, 1997). William Channing Gannett was educated at Harvard (BA 1860), after which he taught school for a year, and travelled to Europe with his father (1865-66). He entered Harvard Divinity School, but interrupted his studies...

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