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1802 – George Ripley was born in Greenfield, Massachusetts. After graduating from Harvard Divinity School, he settled at the Purchase Street Church in Boston. In 1836, he joined Ralph Waldo Emerson and Frederic Henry Hedge in forming the Transcendental Club. Ripley wrote frequently for the Christian Examiner and edited the Boston Observer and Religious Intelligencer. He withdrew in 1841 to form the Brook Farm Association in West Roxbury, which disbanded in 1847, when he went to New York. Read more about George Ripley.