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January 23

William Greenleaf Eliot, Jr.

1887 William Greenleaf Eliot, Jr., founder of the first Unitarian church west of the Mississippi River, died at age 75. In addition to serving as the church’s minster from 1834-1887, he was the founder of Washington University in St. Louis. Read more about William Greenleaf Eliot, Jr.

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