Heman Humphrey

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Heman Humphrey
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President of Amherst College
In office
Preceded by Zephaniah Swift Moore
Succeeded by Edward Hitchcock
Personal details
Born (1779-03-26)March 26, 1779
West Simsbury, Connecticut
Died April 3, 1861(1861-04-03) (aged 82)
Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Heman Humphrey (March 26, 1779 – April 3, 1861) was born in Hartford County, Conn. He graduated from Yale University with an A.M. in 1805. Humphrey was a 19th-century American author and clergyman who served as 2nd president of Amherst College for 22 years.[1][2][3][4] He was ordained a Congregational minister on March 16, 1807. He pastored in Fairfield, Conn., 1807-1817, and Pittsfield, Mass., 1817-1823.[5] Humphrey was influential in the nineteenth-century temperance movement and typical of the early proponents of prohibition. (Hugins, Walter (ed.), The Reform Impulse, 1825–1850). Columbia, SC 1972. He was the father of U.S. Representative James Humphrey.



  1. ^ [1] Amherst College Archives & Special Collections
  2. ^ [2] Heman Humphrey and John R. Rice on Revival Praying
  3. ^ [3] William Stearns, President (amherstiana.org)
  4. ^ [4] Heman Humphrey, President (amherstiana.org)
  5. ^ "Heman Humphrey Sermons". Amherst College Archives and Special Collections Amherst, MA. Retrieved 1 June 2012. 
Academic offices
Preceded by
Zephaniah Swift Moore
President of Amherst College
Succeeded by
Edward Hitchcock