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Porter, Ebenezer, 1772-1834



  • Existence: 1772 - 1834

Ebenezer Porter was born on October 5, 1772 in Cornwall, Connecticut. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1792 and Yale University in 1794. Porter , studied theology in Bethlehem, Connecticut, and in 1796 became pastor of the Congregational church in Washington, Connecticut. In 1812 he was appointed professor of sacred rhetoric at Andover Theological Seminary, and he was appointed the academy's president in 1827, retaining both positions until his death.In 1814, Dartmouth College awarded Porter an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree. Porter died on April 8, 1834.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Ebenezer Porter letter

Mss 817425.1
Identifier: Mss 817425.1
Overview In English.

Ebenezer Porter letter

Mss 814472.4
Identifier: Mss 814472.4
Scope and Contents Letter from Ebenezer Porter of Andover, Massahusetts to John Wheelock in Hanover, New Hampshire, recommending Horatio Bardwell for an honorary degree. Letter also signed by Leonard Woods and Moses Stuart.

Ebenezer Porter papers

Identifier: MS-251
Overview Ebenezer Porter (1772-1834), minister. Dartmouth College Class of 1792. The collection contaisn correspondence, sermons and other papers related to Porter's work as a minister and to his family.