List of Unitarians, Universalists, and Unitarian Universalists
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A number of notable people have considered themselves Unitarians, Universalists, and following the merger of these denominations in the United States and Canada in 1961, Unitarian Universalists. Additionally, there are persons who, because of their writings or reputation, are considered to have held Unitarian or Universalist beliefs. Individuals who held unitarian (nontrinitarian) beliefs but were not affiliated with Unitarian organizations are often referred to as "small 'u'" unitarians. The same principle can be applied to those who believed in universal salvation but were not members of Universalist organizations. This article, therefore, makes the distinction between capitalized "Unitarians" and "Universalists" and lowercase "unitarians" and "universalists".
The Unitarians and Universalists are groups that existed long before the creation of Unitarian Universalism.
Early Unitarians did not hold Universalist beliefs, and early Universalists did not hold Unitarian beliefs. But beginning in the nineteenth century the theologies of the two groups started becoming more similar.
Additionally, their eventual merger as the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) did not eliminate divergent Unitarian and Universalist congregations, especially outside the US. Even within the US, some congregations still keep only one of the two names, "Unitarian" or "Universalist". However, with only a few exceptions, all belong to the UUA—even those that maintain dual affiliation (e.g., Unitarian and Quaker). Transcendentalism was a movement that diverged from contemporary American Unitarianism but has been embraced by later Unitarians and Unitarian Universalists.
In Ireland and Northern Ireland, Unitarian churches are officially called "Non-Subscribing Presbyterian", but are informally known as "Unitarian" and are affiliated with the Unitarian churches of the rest of the world.
- Francis Ellingwood Abbot (1836–1903) Unitarian minister who led a group that attempted to liberalize the Unitarian constitution and preamble. He later helped found the Free Religious Association.
- Abigail Adams (1744–1818) women's rights advocate and first Second Lady and the second First Lady of the United States
- James Luther Adams (1901–1994) Unitarian theologian.
- John Adams (1735–1826) Second President of the United States.
- John Quincy Adams (1767–1848) Sixth President of the United States. Co-founder, All Souls Church, Unitarian (Washington, D.C.)
- Sarah Fuller Adams (1805–1848) English poet and hymn writer
- Conrad Aiken (1889–1973) Poet.
- Louisa May Alcott (1832–1888) Author of Little Women.
- Ethan Allen (1738–1789) Author of Reason the Only Oracle of Man, and the chief source of Hosea Ballou's universalist ideas.
- Joseph Henry Allen (1820-1898) American Unitarian scholar and minister.
- Arthur J. Altmeyer (1891–1972) Father of Social Security.
- Susan B. Anthony (1820–1906) Quaker
- E. Burdette Backus (1888–1955) Unitarian Humanist minister (originally a Universalist)
- Bill Baird (1932-) Reproductive rights pioneer, Unitarian.
- Dr. Sara Josephine Baker (1873–1945) Physician and public health worker.
- Emily Greene Balch (1867–1961) Nobel Peace Laureate
- Roger Nash Baldwin (1884–1981), founder of American Civil Liberties Union
- Adin Ballou (1803–1890) Abolitionist and former Baptist who became a Universalist minister, then a Unitarian minister.
- Hosea Ballou (1771–1852) American Universalist leader. (Universalist minister and a unitarian in theology)
- John Bardeen (1908–1991) Physicist, Nobel Laureate 1956 (inventing the transistor) and in 1972 (superconductivity)
- Phineas Taylor Barnum (1810–1891) American showman and Circus Owner
- Ysaye Maria Barnwell (1946-) - member of Sweet Honey in the Rock, founded the Jubilee Singers, a choir at All Souls Church in Washington, D.C.
- Béla Bartók (1881–1945) Composer.
- Clara Barton (1821–1912) organizer of American Red Cross, Universalist
- Tim Berners-Lee (1955-) inventor of the World Wide Web.
- Paul Blanshard (1892–1980) Activist.
- Chester Bliss Bowles (1901–1986) Connecticut Governor and diplomat.
- Ray Bradbury (1920–2012) Author.
- T. Berry Brazelton (1918-) Pediatrician, author, TV show host.
- Olympia Brown (1835–1926) suffragist, Universalist minister
- Percival Brundage (1892–1979) technocrat
- Rev. John A. Buehrens - president of the Unitarian Universalist Association from 1993-2001
- Charles Bulfinch (1763–1844). Most notable for being Architect of the Capitol. Co-founder, All Souls Church, Unitarian (Washington, D.C.)
- Ralph Wendell Burhoe (1911–1997) scholar
- Harold Hitz Burton (1888–1964) U.S. Supreme Court Justice 1945-1958
- Edmund Butcher (1757–1822) English minister
- John C. Calhoun (1782–1850) U.S Senator Co-founder, All Souls Church, Unitarian (Washington, D.C.)
- Neville Chamberlain (1869–1940) British Prime Minister
- Walter Bradford Cannon (1871–1945) Experimental physiologist
- Lant Carpenter (1780-1840) English Unitarian minister, author and educator
- Russell Lant Carpenter (1816-1892) Unitarian minister. Son and biographer of Dr. Lant Carpenter
- William Ellery Channing (1780–1842) Unitarian who later identified himself as an "independent Christian"
- Charles Chauncy (1592–1672) Unitarian Congregationalist minister.
- Brock Chisholm (1896–1971) Director, World Health Organization
- Parley P. Christensen, Utah and California politician, Esperantist
- Andrew Inglis Clark (1848–1907) Tasmanian politician. Responsible for the adoption of the Hare-Clark system of proportional representation by the Parliament of Tasmania
- Grenville Clark(1882–1931) Author
- Joseph S. Clark (1901–1990) US Senator and mayor of Philadelphia
- Laurel Clark (1961–2003) US Navy officer and NASA Astronaut who died in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster
- Stanley Cobb (1887–1968) Neurologist and psychiatrist
- William Cohen (b. 1940) U.S. Secretary of Defense (1997–2001), U.S. Senator from Maine (1979–1997)
- Henry Steele Commager (1902–1998) American historian and biographer of Theodore Parker
- Kent Conrad (b. 1948) U.S. Senator from North Dakota (1992- )
- William David Coolidge (1873–1975) Inventor, physician, research director
- Norman Cousins (1915–1990) Editor and writer, Unitarian friend
- E. E. Cummings (1894–1962) Poet and painter
- Cyrus Dallin (1861–1944) American sculptor
- Ferenc Dávid (often rendered Francis David) (1510–1579) Hungarian-Transylvanian priest, minister and bishop, first to use the word "Unitarian" to describe his faith
- George de Benneville (1703–1793) Universalist
- Morris Dees (b. 1936) Attorney, cofounder, chief legal counsel of Southern Poverty Law Center
- Karl W. Deutsch (1912–1992) International political scientist
- John Dewey (1859–1952) Author of A Common Faith, Unitarian friend
- Charles Dickens (1812–1870) English novelist.
- John H. Dietrich (1878–1957)
- James Drummond Dole (1877–1958) Entrepreneur
- Emily Taft Douglas (1899–1994) US Representative, Illinois
- Paul Douglas (1892–1976) US Senator, also a Quaker
- Madelyn Dunham (1922–2008) Grandmother of U.S. President Barack Obama
- Stanley Armour Dunham (1918–1992) Grandfather of Barack Obama
- Stanley Ann Dunham (1942–1995) Mother of Barack Obama
- Richard Eddy (1828–1906) Minister and author of 1886 book Universalism in America.
- Charles William Eliot (1834–1926) Landscape architect
- Samuel Atkins Eliot (1862–1950) First president of the Unitarians
- Thomas H. Eliot (1907–1991) Legislator and educator
- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882) Unitarian minister and Transcendentalist
- William Emerson[disambiguation needed] MIT dean of architecture
- Ephraim Emerton (1851–1935) Historian and educator
- Marc Estrin, American novelist and political activist
- Charles Carroll Everett (1829-1900) Unitarian minister and Harvard Divinity professor from Maine
- Sophia Lyon Fahs (1876–1978) Liberal religious educator
- Millard Fillmore (1800–1874) Thirteenth President of the United States
- Joseph L. Fisher (1914–1992)
- Benjamin Flower (1755–1829) English radical writer
- James Freeman (1759-1835) First American preacher to call himself a Unitarian
- James Freeman Clarke (1810-1888) Unitarian minister, theologian and author
- Robert Fulghum (1937-) UU minister and writer
- Buckminster Fuller (1895–1983) inventor, engineer
- Margaret Fuller (1810–1850) Journalist
- Elizabeth Gaskell (1810–1865) British novelist and social reformer
- Frank Gannett (1876–1957) Newspaper publisher
- Eleanor Gordon (1852–1942) Minister and member of the Iowa Sisterhood.
- Mike Gravel (1930-) U.S. Senator; 2008 Democratic and Democratic Presidential candidate
- Dana Greeley (1908–1986) The first president of the Unitarian Universalist Association
- Horace Greeley (1811–1872) Newspaper editor, Presidential candidate, Universalist
- Chester Greenwood (1858–1937) inventor
- Gary Gygax (1938–2008) game designer and creator of Dungeons and Dragons, called himself a Christian, "albeit one that is of the Arian (Unitarian) persuasion."
- Edward Everett Hale (1822 – 1909). American author, historian and Unitarian clergyman.
- Ellen L. Hamilton (1921–1996). Artist, author, advocate for homeless teens, and member of UUA Board of Trustees (1973–1977).
- Donald S. Harrington (1914–2005)
- Charles Hartshorne (1897–2000) theologian
- John Hayward[disambiguation needed] philosopher of religion and the arts
- William Hazlitt (18 April 1737 – 16 July 1820) – influential Unitarian minister and father of the writer of the same name
- Lotta Hitschmanova (1909–1990) founder, Unitarian Service Committee of Canada
- Jessica Holmes cast member of "Air Farce".
- John Holmes (1904–1962) poet
- W. R. Holway (1893 - 1981), an engineer in Tulsa, co-founded All Souls Unitarian Church in 1921.
- Julia Ward Howe (1819–1910) author of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic".
- Roman Hruska (1904–1999) conservative Republican Senator from Nebraska
- David Hubel (1926- ) Nobel Prize Laureate in Medicine 1981
- Charles Hudson (1795-1881) Universalist minister and politician
- Blake Hutchison (1980- ) filmmaker, Finding a Dream
- Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826) Third President of the USA, Unitarian
- Joseph Johnson (publisher)
- Jenkin Lloyd Jones (1843–1918), Unitarian missionary and minister in the United States
- Richard Lloyd Jones (1873-1963), son of Jenkin Lloyd Jones, editor and publisher of the Tulsa Tribune, also co-founder of All Souls Unitarian Church in 1921.
- György Kepes (1906–2001) visual artist
- Naomi King (1970- ) Unitarian minister, daughter of author Stephen King
- Thomas Starr King (1824–1864) minister who during his career served both in Universalist and in Unitarian churches
- James R. Killian president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- W.M. Kiplinger (1891–1967) publisher of the Kiplinger Letters
- Abner Kneeland (1774–1844) Universalist minister and denominational leader who, after leaving the denomination to become a leader in the freethought movement, was convicted and jailed for blasphemy.
- Richard Knight(1768–1844) friend, colleague and follower of Joseph Priestley, developed the first method to make platinum malleable. Stored Priestley's library during his escape to America.
- William L. Langer (1896–1977) historian of diplomacy
- Margaret Laurence (1926–1987) Author
- Alfred McClung Lee sociologist
- Ernest George Lee (1896–1983) Unitarian minister from 1931-1979 in Bolton, Shrewsbury, Brixton, Hampstead and Torquay. Editor of the Unitarian newspaper "The Inquirer" 1939-1962. Author and writer.
- John Lewis (philosopher) (1 February 1889 – 12 February 1976) was a British Unitarian minister and Marxist philosopher and author of many works on philosophy, anthropology, and religion.
- Geoff Levermore Nobel Peace Laureate 2007
- Viola Liuzzo (1925–1965)
- Arthur Lismer (1885–1969) Canadian painter, educator
- Mary Livermore (1820–1905) Universalist
- Arthur Lovejoy founder of the History of Ideas movement
- Tor Edvard Markussen (unknown date of birth) norwegian teacher and Knausgård-enthusiast.
- John P. Marquand (1893–1960) author
- Bernard Maybeck (1862–1957) architect, Unitarian
- Scotty McLennan, Dean for Religious Life at Stanford University, Minister of Stanford Memorial Church, and inspiration for the Reverend Scot Sloan character in the comic strip Doonesbury
- Adrian Melott, (1947- ) physicist and cosmologist
- Robert Millikan Nobel Laureate in Physics 1923 for determining the charge of the electron, taught at CalTech in Pasadena CA
- Walt Minnick (1942-) Politician and representative for Idaho's 1st congressional district, United States House of Representatives
- Ashley Montagu anthropologist and social biologist
- Christopher Moore founder of the Chicago Children's Choir
- Mary Carr Moore composer, teacher, Far Western activist for American Music
- Arthur E. Morgan human engineer and college president
- John Murray (1741–1815) Universalist minister and leader
- Keith Olbermann (1959- ) News anchor, political commentator, and sports journalist.
- Mary White Ovington (1865–1951) NAACP founder
- Bob Packwood (b. 1932) U.S. Senator from Oregon (1969–1995)
- John Palmer (1742-1786) English Unitarian minister
- David Park West coast painter.
- Theodore Parker (1810–1860) Unitarian minister and transcendentalist
- Linus Pauling (1901–1994) Nobel Laureate for Peace and for Chemistry
- Randy Pausch (1960–2008) Computer Science Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, Author of "The Last Lecture"
- Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin astronomer and astrophysicist.
- William James Perry, (born October 11, 1927) former United States Secretary of Defense
- William T. Pheiffer, American lawyer/politician
- Utah Phillips, American Singer, Songwriter and Homeless Advocate
- William Pickering space explorer
- James Pierpont songwriter ("Jingle Bells")
- Daniel Pinkham Composer
- Van Rensselaer Potter global bioethicist
- Joseph Priestley (1733–1804) discoverer of oxygen and Unitarian minister
- George Pullman (1831–1897) Universalist
- Mary Jane Rathbun Marine zoologist
- James Reeb (1927–1965) civil-rights martyr
- Curtis W. Reese Religious Humanist
- Christopher Reeve (1952–2004) Actor and Unitarian Universalist
- James Relly (c.1722–1778) Universalist
- Paul Revere (1735–1818)
- David Ricardo (1772–1823) British classical economist noted for creating the concept of comparative advantage
- Malvina Reynolds (1900–1978) Songwriter / singer / activist
- Elliot Richardson (1920–1999) often listed as "Anglican" but was a member of a UU church near Washington, D.C. for many years Lawyer and public servant
- Mark Ritchie (b. 1951) Minnesota Secretary of State (2007-)
- Benjamin Rush (1745–1813) Very active in the Universalist movement, although never technically joined a Universalist congregation
- Mary Safford (1851–1927) Unitarian Minister and leader of the Iowa Sisterhood.
- Leverett Saltonstall (1892–1979) U.S. Senator from Massachusetts
- May Sarton Poet
- Ellery Schempp (1940-), Physicist who is also famous for being the primary student involved in the landmark 1963 United States Supreme Court case of Abington School District v. Schempp, which declared that public school-sanctioned Bible readings were unconstitutional.
- Arthur Schlesinger (1917–2007) American historian
- Richard Schultes Explorer of the Amazon jungle
- William F. Schulz - former Executive Director of Amnesty International USA, former president of the Unitarian Universalist Association
- Albert Schweitzer (1875–1965) Nobel Peace Laureate 1953, late in life unitarian; honorary member of the Church of the Larger Fellowship (Unitarian Friend)
- Pete Seeger (b. 1919) Folk singer and song writer
- Roy Wood Sellars Philosopher of religious humanism
- Rod Serling (1924–1975) Writer; Creator of The Twilight Zone television series.
- Lemuel Shaw A Unitarian and Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Under his leadership, the court convicted Abner Kneeland, a former Universalist, of blasphemy.
- Herbert A. Simon Nobel Laureate in Economics 1978, Artificial intelligence pioneer
- Rev. William G. Sinkford (b. 1946) - seventh president of the Unitarian Universalist Association
- Catherine Helen Spence - Australian suffragette and political reformer
- Pete Stark, D.-California (1931—): U.S. Representative.
- Vilhjalmur Stefansson (1879–1962) Arctic explorer and champion of Native American rights
- Adlai Stevenson (1900–1965) Illinois governor, and Democratic Presidential candidate in 1952 and 1956
- Dirk Jan Struik (1894–2000) mathematician
- William Howard Taft (1857–1930), President of the United States (1909–1913)
- Clementia Taylor (1810-1908), women's activist and radical
- George Wald (1906–1997) Nobel Laureate in Medicine 1967
- Zach Wahls, LGBT activist
- Caroline Farrar Ware Historian and social activist
- Daniel Webster (1782–1852)
- Dawud Wharnsby (b. 1972) Poet, singer and songwriter (Unitarian Universalist and Muslim)
- Alfred T. White (1846–1921) Housing reformer and philanthropist
- Alfred North Whitehead Philosopher (Unitarian Friend)
- Willis Rodney Whitney The "Father of Basic Research in Industry"
- David Rhys Williams
- Edward Williams (bardic name Iolo Morganwg)
- William Carlos Williams (1883–1963) Physician and author
- Samuel Williston Dean of America's legal profession.
- Edwin H. Wilson Unitarian Humanist leader
- Ross Winans Inventor and railroad pioneer
- Theodore Paul Wright Aeronautical engineer
- Frank Lloyd Wright (1867–1959) Among Wright's architectural works were Unity Temple in Oak Park, Illinois, and First Unitarian Society in Madison, Wisconsin.
- Quincy Wright Author of A Study of War
- Sewall Wright Evolutionary theorist.
- N.C. Wyeth (1882–1945) Illustrator and painter
Footnotes, citations and references
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- Notable American Unitarians, 1936-1961, a project of the First Parish and the First Church in Cambridge (Unitarian Universalist), hosted at the website of Harvard Square Library. Project advisors: Gloria Korsman, Andover-Harvard Theological Library; Conrad Edick Wright, Massachusetts Historical Society; and Conrad Wright, Harvard Divinity School. (Archived July 3, 2007)
- "Some famous Unitarians include Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams, Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Paul Revere, President William Howard Taft, and Frank Lloyd Wright... Important figures from this period in Unitarian history include John Biddle, Francis David, Michael Servetus, King John Sigismund and Faustus Socinus... The influential Unitarians from this era included William Ellery Channing, Theodore Parker, Joseph Priestly [sic], and Thomas Starr King, who was also a Universalist." , uduuf.org. Retrieved August 1, 2011.
- Recent Scholarship in American Universalism: A Bibliographical Essay, Alan Seaburg, Church History, Vol. 41, No. 4. (Dec., 1972), pp. 513-523. . Retrieved August 28, 2007.
- "Delineated in detail are formative influences such as her... religious environment (Quaker and Unitarian)..." Suffrage for All, Review of Susan B. Anthony: Rebel, Crusader, Humanitarian by Alma Lutz. Review author: Hazel Browne Williams, The Phylon Quarterly, Vol. 20, No. 2. (2nd Qtr., 1959), p. 205. . Retrieved August 25, 2007.
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- "Ballou, the son of a poor Calvinist Baptist preacher, was converted to Universalism and began preaching the new "heresy" on a Calvinistic basis in 1791… His first sermon on a Unitarian and Arian base was preached in 1795. Within ten years, through the power of his argumentation, and against the opposition of the prominent Universalist John Murray, Ballou had converted the Universalist ministry to Unitarianism."Hosea Ballou, Preacher of Universal Salvation, Ernest Cassara, Church History, Vol. 26, No. 4. (Dec., 1957), p. 382. . Retrieved August 25, 2007.
- "Some famous Universalists include Clara Barton, Olympia Brown, Thomas Starr King, Horace Greeley, George Pullman, Mary Livermore, and Benjamin Rush. ...Universalist beliefs have been proclaimed for thousands of years, starting with Origen in 200 CE and continuing through to James Relly in the sixteen hundreds... Universalists including Hosea Ballou, John Murray, and Benjamin Rush helped to spread and develop their faith's teachings throughout the denomination's early years." Universalism, UUA.org, August 1, 2007. . Retrieved August 27, 2007.[dead link]
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- The Jubilee Singers
- "The Struggle for Racial Justice describes the key roles played by Unitarian and Universalist women... These women included Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross, and Julia Ward Howe, who wrote 'The Battle Hymn of the Republic.'" Exhibit "Standing Before Us: Unitarian Universalist Women and Social Reform" On Display at Women's Rights National Historical Park, Women's Rights National Historical Park news release, Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Contact: Vivien Rose. . Retrieved August 28, 2007.
- "Some Unitarian Universalists of whom you may already have heard include Tim Berners-Lee, Paul Newman, Christopher Reeve, May Sarton, Pete Seeger, and Kurt Vonnegut... Unitarian Universalists James Reeb and Viola Liuzzo were killed because of their participation in this protest..." Unitarian Universalism, UUA.org, March 1, 2007. . Retrieved August 28, 2007.[dead link]
- Tim Berners-Lee, The World Wide Web and the "Web of Life"
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- "...he was director of the American Unitarian Association (1942-48) and in 1949 began the first of five years as a director of the Unitarian Service Committee (1949-54). Chairman, Unitarian Development Fund Campaign (1959-62)." Hall of Fame: Percival Flack Brundage, Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University, 1994-2004. (Archived.) Retrieved August 26, 2007.
- UUA: The John A. Buehrens Ministerial Scholarships (2 Scholarships)
- Vision & Values in a Post-9/11 World: A curriculum on Civil Liberties, Patriotism, and the U.S. Role Abroad for Unitarian Universalist Congregations, Developed by Pamela Sparr on behalf of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations, Spring 2002. . Retrieved August 28, 2007.[dead link]
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- Channing favored organized Unitarianism early in his career, but later distanced himself from Unitarianism as a sect, which he believed had become too orthodox, and identified himself as an "independent Christian." Channing and Transcendentalism, Arthur I. Ladu, American Literature, Vol. 11, No. 2. (May, 1939), pp. 129-137. . Retrieved August 25, 2007.
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- Unitarian Universalist Astronaut Laurel Clark Remembered with Flowers, Bagpipes, and Warm Recollections
- Kent Conrad on the issues
- Morris Dees (1991). A season for justice: the life and times of civil rights lawyer Morris Dees. Scribner. p. 94. ISBN 978-0-684-19189-8.
- Charles Dickens
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- Martin, Jonathan (April 8, 2008). "Obama's mother known here as "uncommon"". The Seattle Times.
- Emerton, Ephraim (1911). Unitarian Thought. New York: Macmillan Co. OCLC 1403642. Retrieved 28 July 2011.
- "The Religious Affiliations of U.S. Presidents". The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life. January 15, 2009. Retrieved 2013-05-23.
- "For 22 years he served as a parish minister of Unitarian churches in the Pacific Northwest." About the Author, from the official website of Robert Fulghum, 2006. . Retrieved August 28, 2007.
- French, Kimberly. Radiant Genius & Fiery Heart, UU World, Summer 2010 issue, pp. 36-41
- Elizabeth Gaskell (1810 - 1865) - Find A Grave Memorial
- Eleanor Elizabeth Gordon, article by Peter Hughes
- Mike Gravel's Unitarian Universalism, by Doug Muder, UUWorld, December 10, 2007. Retrieved January 14, 2008.
- Q&A with Gary Gygax, Part I
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- Davis D. Joyce (2007-05-30). Alternative Oklahoma: Contrarian Views of the Sooner State. University of Oklahoma Press. p. 213. ISBN 978-0-8061-3819-0.
- Nick Kotz (2005). Judgment Days: Lyndon Baines Johnson, Martin Luther King Jr., And The Laws That Changed America. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. p. 132. ISBN 978-0-618-08825-6.
- "More than one Republican apologist fairly pointed out that the unitarian Jefferson was no greater an infidel than the unitarian Adams... Although [Jefferson] was elected to an Anglican parish vestry, no record exists of his having served in that capacity. He was famous for not attending church and did so semiregularly only during his presidency and near the end of his life. To friends, he referred to himself variously as a 'Theist,' 'Deist,' 'Unitarian,' 'Rational Christian,' and 'Epicurean'; 'I am a sect unto myself, as far as I know,' he wrote." America's Founding Faiths, by Forrest Church, UU World magazine, Vol. XXI, Nol 4, Winter 2007.
- Stephen King#Personal life
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- "On February 24, 1860, the Boston Unitarian minister and transcendentalist, Theodore Parker, wrote Professor Desor from Rome..." Darwin and the Transcendentalists, John B. Wilson, Journal of the History of Ideas, Vol. 26, No. 2. (Apr. - June, 1965), p. 286. . Retrieved August 25, 2007.
- "Randy Pausch, Computer Science Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, died on July 25 after a two-year struggle with pancreatic cancer. A Unitarian Universalist who first came to this faith as a member of the First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania), Pausch was 47 years old. Celebrated in his field for co-founding the pioneering Carnegie Mellon Entertainment Technology Center and for creating the innovative educational software tool known as "Alice", Pausch earned his greatest worldwide fame for his "The Last Lecture", which was subsequently published by Hyperion Books.In Memoriam: Randy Pausch, UUA.org
- Famous Unitarian-Universalists, Famous Unitarians
- "Unitarian Universalist... Christopher Reeve... was today remembered by UUA President William G. Sinkford... Sinkford said, '...Christopher bore witness in both word and deed to the healing power of his Unitarian Universalist faith. I am so thankful that he found a religious home with us and a faithful minister in the Rev. Frank Hall of the Westport (Connecticut) Unitarian Church.'" In Memoriam: Christopher Reeve, Unitarian Universalist, UUA.org, Oct. 12, 2004. . Retrieved August 27, 2007.
- Abraham, Martin, John and Dru by Mark Ritchie, excerpted from sermon delivered January 2008 at First Universalist Church of Minneapolis
- Mary Augusta Safford Article by Celeste DeRoche
- Ellery Schempp's remarks at the Oct. 17 Arlington St. Church event: "Ahead of the Wave: UU Defense of Civil Liberties", delivered 17 October 2002, published 2007 at UUA.org archives . Retrieved 12 March 2009.
- High-profile advocate for human rights, by Kimberly French, UUWorld, Winter 2006 11.1.06
- "The Serlings joined the UU Community Church of Santa Monica, California..." * Looking back: 'Twilight Zone' writer challenged prejudice, by Kimberly French, UU World magazine, Vol. XXI, Nol 4, Winter 2007.
- http://www.uua.org/administration/wsbio.html "Biographical sketch: The Reverend William G. Sinkford"
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- Stark called himself "a Unitarian who does not believe in a supreme being" and has been identified as an atheist. Rep. Stark applauded for atheist outlook: Believed to be first congressman to declare nontheism, Associated Press, March 13, 2007 . Retrieved June 15, 2007.
- http://www-math.mit.edu/people/struik-obituary.html Archived September 9, 2006 at the Wayback Machine
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- Vonnegut said "I am an atheist (or at best a Unitarian who winds up in churches quite a lot)."Haught, James A. (1996). 2,000 Years of Disbelief: Famous People with the Courage to Doubt. Prometheus Books. ISBN 978-1-57392-067-4.
- "I am a Muslim and I worship in mosques when I am in Pakistan. I also worship in Unitarian Churches when I'm in the US..." * Global Citizen, by Dawud Wharnsby, Scout UK magazine, June/July 2010.
- "uua.org/uuhs/duub/articles/alfredwhite.html White, a lifelong member of the church [The First Unitarian Church of Brooklyn]"
- "Frank Lloyd Wright's contact with All Souls Church may have begun in December 1884 when his father had preached there. The All Souls Church Fourth Annual, dated January 6, 1887, was the first to list Wright as a member..." [All Souls is a Unitarian church in Chicago, Illinois] Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple and Architecture for Liberal Religion in Chicago, 1885-1909, Joseph Siry, The Art Bulletin, Vol. 73, No. 2. (Jun., 1991), pp. 257-282. . Retrieved August 26, 2007.