Lyman Beecher

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Birthday
12, 1775
Birthplace
New Haven, CT
Death Date
Jan 10, 1863 (87)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
12, 1775
Birthplace
New Haven, CT
Death Date
Jan 10, 1863 (87)

About

Presbyterian clergyman who started the American Temperance Society in Boston in 1826 and fathered several important figures in American history.

Before Fame

He gained prominence with a sermon on the subject of the well-known duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr.

Trivia

A sermon of his on the evils of intemperance was circulated all over the U.S. and translated into many languages in Europe.

Family Life

His children included the author Harriet Beecher Stowe and the reformer Henry Ward Beecher.

Associated With

His daughter Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote the American classic, Uncle Tom's Cabin.