Ballou, Hosea, 1796-1861Alternative names
Universalist minister, author, educator. Minister in Stafford, Conn., Roxbury, Mass., and Medford, Mass. President of Tufts University (1854-1861). Author of The Ancient History of Universalism (1829). See sketch in Dictionary of American Biography.
From the description of Papers, 1816-1861 (inclusive). (Harvard University, Divinity School Library). WorldCat record id: 269368104
Hosea Ballou II (1796-1861) was born in Vermont and was the grandnephew of Hosea Ballou. A Universalist minister, he wrote The Ancient History of Universalism, and worked to elevate the standards of biblical criticism among Universalists. He served congregations in Stafford, Connecticut; Roxbury, Massachusetts; and Medford, Massachusetts. Ballou was an early proponent of formal theological education for ministers and, beginning in 1841, he worked diligently to establish a Universalist college. He is recognized as the founder of Tufts College, where he served as its first president from 1853 until 1861.
From the guide to the Ballou, Hosea. Papers, 1816-1861., (Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School)