Dewey, Orville, 1794-1882

Orville Dewey (1794-1882) was born and died in Sheffield, Mass. He graduated from Williams College in 1814, and Andover Seminary in 1819. Shortly after, he became an Unitarian, and served as minister at the following churches: Federal Street Church (Boston, Mass.), 1821-1823; First Church (New Bedford, Mass.), 1822-1833; Second Congregational Church (New York, N.Y.), 1835-1848; New South Church (Boston, Mass.), 1857-1861. Dewey received an honorary D.D. from Harvard in 1839. He was president of the American Unitarian Association from 1845 to 1847, and preached and lectured extensively; some of his published works include: _Discourses on Human Life_ (N.Y., 1841); _On Experimental Religion_ (Boston, 1842); _On American Morals and Manners_ (Boston, 1844); and many others.

From the description of Correspondence, 1837-1885. (American Antiquarian Society). WorldCat record id: 191259295


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