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Ripley, Ezra (1751-1841)

Ezra Ripley

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He was the minister of the First Parish in Concord, Massachusetts; chief citizen of the town; step-grandfather of Ralph Waldo Emerson; cofounder in Concord of America’s first lyceum. Ordained a Trinitarian Calvinist, he became a Unitarian.