a digital library of Unitarian Universalist biographies, history, books, and media
the digital library of Unitarian Universalism
Home » This Day » October 13

October 13

Thomas Lamb Eliot

1841 – Thomas Lamb Eliot was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of William Greenleaf Eliot Jr. Due to an eye injury he suffered as a student at Washington University, materials often had to be read to him. Nevertheless, Eliot graduated from Harvard Divinity School and headed to a frontier town of 6,000 inhabitants — Portland, Oregon — and entered the ministry of its new Unitarian church. He built up the congregation, founded Reed College, and was a civic leader with great impact on the cultural and political development of Portland. Read more about Thomas Lamb Eliot.

Series Navigation<< October 12October 14 >>

Notable in UU History
Francis Parkman

Parkman, Francis (1823-1893)

Francis Parkman was born in Boston, the son of a Unitarian minister. He studied history at ... Read More
Owen-Young

Young, Owen D. (1874-1962)

Owen D. Young was born in Van Hornesville, New York, on October 27, 1874. He was ... Read More
Arthur Lovejoy

Lovejoy, Arthur (1873-1962)

Tussling with the Idea Man By Dale Keiger In photographs, Arthur Onken Lovejoy does not look ... Read More
Samuel R. Calthrop

Calthrop, Samuel R. (1829-1917)

Samuel R. Calthrop was one of the most unique and vital personalities in the Unitarian Fellowship ... Read More