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1796 – Hosea Ballou II was born in Guilford, Vermont. A grandnephew of Hosea Ballou, he wrote Ancient History of Universalism (1829). Before becoming a minister, Ballou was a schoolteacher in Roxbury and Medford, Massachusetts. He worked with Horace Mann as a major advocate for public education. Ballou was president of Tufts College from 1854 to 1861. Read more about Hosea Ballou II.