a digital library of Unitarian Universalist biographies, history, books, and media
the digital library of Unitarian Universalism
Home » This Day » August 5

August 5

William Greenleaf Eliot Jr.

1811 – William Greenleaf Eliot Jr. was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts. After graduating from Harvard Divinity School in 1834, he went to St. Louis, Missouri, to bring Unitarianism to the frontier. In 1835, the First Congregational Society of St. Louis was organized. Eliot served as its minister until his resignation in 1869. In the civil war he supported the Union and opposed slavery. His passion was education; he served on the St. Louis School Board and founded Washington University. Read more about William Greenleaf Eliot Jr.

Series Navigation<< August 4August 6 >>

Notable in UU History
James Freeman

Freeman, James (1759-1835)

Dr. Freeman is noteworthy as the first avowed preacher of Unitarianism in the United States. He ... Read More
Pierre Teilhard de chardin

Teilhard de Chardin, Pierre (1881-1955)

A contribution of great thought came from a priest who came to the shores of the United ... Read More

Bowles, Chester Bliss (1901-1986)

Biographical Introduction Chester Bowles was born in Springfield, Massachusetts on April 5, 1901. He and his ... Read More
Wallace Stevens

Stevens, Wallace (1879-1955)

Biographical Introduction This poet-business executive, the son of Garrett Stevens and Margaretha Zeller, was born in ... Read More