Henry Ward Beecher

Henry Ward Beecher

Born: June 24, 1813

Died: March 8, 1887

Nationality: American

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.

Source/Notes: As quoted in "The Banquet Book: A Classified Collection of Quotations Designed for General Reference, and Also as an Aid in the Preparation of the Toast List, the After-dinner Speech, and the Occasional Address...", Cuyler Reynolds, G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1902, p. 70
Source/Notes: Sermons by Henry Wward bleecher, Plymouth church, Brooklyn (1870 edition)

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Source/Notes: As quoted in "Best Thoughts of Best Thinkers: Amplified, Classified, Exemplified and Arranged as a Key to Unlock the Literature of All Ages", Hialmer Day Gould, Edward Louis Hessenmueller, Best thoughts publishing Company, 1904, p. 433

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