SPARKS, Jared

1789–1866

Biography

SPARKS, Jared; a House Chaplain; born in Willington, Tolland County, Conn., May 10, 1789; attended Phillips Exeter Academy, N.H., 1809–1811; A.B., Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., 1815; M. Th., Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., 1819; LL.D., Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.,1843; tutor, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., 1817–1819; ordained in the Unitarian Church in Baltimore, Md., in 1819; pastor, First Independent Church, Baltimore, Md., 1819–1823; editor; publisher; elected Chaplain of the United States House of Representatives for the Seventeenth Congress (December 10, 1821–May 8, 1822); teacher, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., 1839–1849; president, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., 1849–1853; died on March 14, 1866, in Cambridge, Mass.

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Denomination

Unitarian

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