Ezra Stiles Gannett

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Dr. Ezra S. Gannett

Ezra Stiles Gannett (1801–1871) was a unitarian minister in Boston, Massachusetts.

The grandson of Yale University president Ezra Stiles,[1] he was graduated from Harvard College, and in 1824 he began working for the Federal Street Church; he remained with the congregation for the duration of his career. In 1861 he moved with his congregation to a new building, the Arlington Street Church in Back Bay. He was also associated with the American Unitarian Association. "He was a Unitarian of the more conservative type, an excellent preacher, and an ardent reformer."[2] Gannett is buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery.[3][4] He was the great-grandfather of author Ruth Stiles Gannett.[5]


  1. ^ Ezra Stiles Gannett, Unitarian Minister in Boston, 1824-1871: A Memoir, p. 11.
  2. ^ New international encyclopedia, 2nd ed., v.9. NY: Dodd, Mead and Co., 1915; p.453.
  3. ^ W.C. Gannett, 1893; p.414.
  4. ^ WorldCat. Gannett, Ezra S. (Ezra Stiles) 1801-1871
  5. ^ [1] Marilynn Munoz genealogy site, retrieved December 26, 2014

Further reading[edit]

Gannett marker in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.
Works by Gannett
  • Relation of the North to slavery: A discourse preached in the Federal Street Church. 1854.
  • A discourse delivered in the meetinghouse on Church Green: Boston, on Monday, March 20, 1854, at the funeral of the late Rev. Alexander Young, D.D., pastor of the New South Church. Boston: Crosby, Nichols, and Co., 1854.
  • National Commercial Convention: a discourse delivered in the Arlington-street Meeting-house, in Boston, on Sunday, Feb. 16, 1868.
Works about Gannett

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