Hosea Ballou II
|Hosea Ballou II|
|President of Tufts University|
|Succeeded by||Alonzo Ames Miner|
October 18, 1796|
|Died||May 27, 1861
Life and career
Ballou was born in Halifax, Vermont. 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.
Ballou 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.
- 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. p. 282.
- Hosea Ballou, 2nd, First President of Tufts College, Hosea Starr Ballou, E. P. Guild & Co., Boston, 1896
- Howe & Hughes 1999.
- Howe, Charles A. and Hughes, Peter(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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