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Abbott, Lyman

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Born: 1835 AD
Died: 1922 AD, at 86 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Clergymen, Writers

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1835 - Born on the 18th of December at Roxbury, Massachusetts.

1853 - He graduated at the University of New York.

1856 - He studied law and was admitted to the bar.

1860 - He was ordained a minister of the Congregational Church, after studying theology with his uncle.

         - He was pastor of the Congregational Church in Terre Haute, Indiana for five years.

1865 - He became the pastor of the New England Church in New York City.

       - He was secretary of the American Union Commission (later called the American Freedmen's Bureau).

1869 - He resigned as a pastor to devote himself to literature.

        - He was an associate editor of Harper's Magazine, and editor of the Illustrated Christian Weekly.

1876 - He was co-editor of The Christian Union.

1881 - He was editor-in-chief of The Christian Union.

1888 - He succeeded as pastor of Plymouth Church.

1893 - He renamed "The Christian Union" to "The Outlook"; this periodical reflected his efforts toward social

             reform, and, in theology, a liberality,

           humanitarian and nearly unitarian.

1909 - His son, Lawrence Fraser Abbot,accompanied President Roosevelt on a tour of Europe and Africa.

1913 - He was expelled from the American Peace Society because military preparedness was vigorously

                  advocated in the "Outlook"  where he was editor-in-chief

1922 -  He died on the 22nd of October.




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