Henry Ward Beecher

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Birthday
24, 1813
Birthplace
Litchfield, CT
Death Date
Mar 8, 1887 (73)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
24, 1813
Birthplace
Litchfield, CT
Death Date
Mar 8, 1887 (73)

About

American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, and speaker, who was known for his support of the abolition of slavery. He was known for raising money to purchase slaves out of captivity and for sending rifles to abolitionists across the country.

Before Fame

His mother died when he was young and he was raised by the Bible and his father.

Trivia

In 1875 he was tried on charges that he had committed adultery with a friend's wife, Elizabeth Tilton but he was later exonerated.

Family Life

Henry's parents were named Roxana Foote and Lyman Beecher.

Associated With

Oral Roberts was also a religious leader involved with serious controversial issues.