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Lyman Beecher was born on October 12, 1775. He was a presbyterian clergyman who attended Yale, and graduated in 1797.He married Roxane Foote in 1799 and they had thirteen kids, all seven of the sons became clergymen also. His writings include Collected Works and Autobiography and Correspondence.
Career
His religious career started in long island. He gained a lot of recognition in 1806, after preaching about a clash between Hamilton and Burr. In 1810 Lyman moved to Litchfield, Connecticut, and started preaching Calvinism. Later he began to preach against Unitarianism, which was becoming very popular at the time. Beecher became the paster of the Second Presbyterian Church of Cincinnati in 1832.
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