Henry Fowle Durant
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Henry Fowle Durant (originally Henry Welles Smith) (February 22, 1822 – October 3, 1881) was an American lawyer and philanthropist.
Early life and career
Durant was born in Hanover, New Hampshire and graduated from Harvard in 1841. He studied law and subsequently practiced in Boston. He underwent a religious conversion and became a lay preacher in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, practicing from 1864 to 1875.
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