George Hendric Houghton

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For the former chairman of Darlington Football Club, see George Houghton.

George Hendric Houghton (February 1, 1820 – November 17, 1897) was an American Protestant Episcopal clergyman.

He was born in Deerfield, Massachusetts and graduated from New York University in 1842 and from the General Theological Seminary in 1845.

In 1848 he organized, and until his death was rector of, the Church of the Transfiguration, better known as the "Little Church around the Corner", in New York City.

The story which explains the origin of this name is that, a certain actor having died, his friends requested one of the city pastors to conduct the funeral services. The latter refused, but advised them to try the "little church around the corner."

Houghton was distinguished for his activity in benevolent work. At his death he was succeeded by his nephew, George Clarke Houghton.

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainGilman, D. C.; Thurston, H. T.; Moore, F., eds. (1905). "article name needed". New International Encyclopedia (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead. 

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