Henry Ward Beecher
Born: June 24, 1813
Died: March 8, 1887
Occupation: Clergyman, abolitionist
Biography: Henry Ward Beecher was a prominent Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, abolitionist, and speaker in the mid to late 19th century. An 1875 adultery trial in which he was accused of having an affair with a married woman was one of the most notorious American trials of the 19th century.