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February 17

Frederick May Eliot

1958 – Frederick May Eliot, president of the American Unitarian Association, died at age 68. Born in Dorchester, Massachusetts, Eliot descended from a long line of Unitarian ministers. He headed the Commission on Appraisal of the American Unitarian Association when it issued its historic report Unitarians Face a New Age in 1936. As president of the American Unitarian Association, he helped to revive the denomination. Eliot worked towards the consolidation of the Unitarians and Universalists, accomplished after his death. Read more about Frederick May Eliot.

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