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 Americanauthor and clergyman who served as 2nd president of Amherst College for 22 years. He was ordained a Congregational minister on March 16, 1807. He pastored in Fairfield, Conn., 1807-1817, and Pittsfield, Mass., 1817-1823. 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. RepresentativeJames Humphrey.