Hosea Ballou II
|Hosea Ballou II|
|President of Tufts University|
|Term||1853 – 1861|
|Successor||Alonzo Ames Miner|
October 18, 1796|
|Died||May 27, 1861
He was born in Halifax, Vermont. He promoted the establishment of seminaries for religious training, something which was at that time opposed by a number of influential Universalists including his uncle Hosea. He edited or wrote for a number of Universalist publications. In 1843, he replaced Ellery Channing as a member of the Harvard Board of Overseers, and retained this position until 1858.
He was the son of Asahel Ballou and Martha Starr, a descendant of Comfort Starr, one of the original incorporators of Harvard College. Hosea Ballou II was also the grand-nephew of Hosea Ballou, and was associated with him in editing The Universalist Quarterly Review. He married Clarissa Hatch in 1820, and they had seven children.
- The Ancient History of Universalism, from the Time of the Apostles to the Fifth General Council (1829)
- A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families (1837)
- "Review of the Denomination of Universalists in the United States," Universalist Expositor (1839)
- Counsel and Encouragement: Discourses on the Conduct of Life (1866)
- Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Ballou, Hosea". Encyclopædia Britannica 3 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
- Howe & Hughes 1999.
- Hosea Ballou, 2nd, First President of Tufts College, Hosea Starr Ballou, E. P. Guild & Co., Boston, 1896
- Charles A. Howe, Peter Hughes, (1999) "Hosea Ballou 2d.", Dictionary of Unitarian & Universalist Biography
- Ballou, Hosea Starr (1896). Hosea Ballou, 2d, D. D., First President of Tufts College.
- Alan Seaburg. The First Universalist Church of Medford, Massachusetts. Billerica: Anne Miniver Press, 2013
- The papers of Hosea Ballou are in the Andover-Harvard Theological Library at Harvard Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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