Lyman Pierson Powell

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Lyman Pierson Powell (1866 – February 10, 1946) was an American Episcopal clergyman and college president.


He was born in Farmington, Delaware. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 1890, studied at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Philadelphia Divinity School where he graduated in 1897. He was ordained a priest in 1898. He became president of Hobart College and of William Smith College (Geneva, New York) in 1913.

He died in Morristown, New Jersey at the Morristown Memorial Hospital on February 10, 1946.[1]


  • The History of Education in Delaware (1893)
  • Family Prayers (1905)
  • Christian Science: The Faith and its Founder (1907)
  • The Art of Natural Sleep (1908)
  • The Emmanuel Movement in a New England Town (1909)
  • Heavenly Heretics (1909)
  • Mary Baker Eddy: The Second Seventy
  • "The social unrest; capital labor, and the public in turmoil" (1919)
  • Mary Baker Eddy: A Life Size Portrait (MacMillan, 1930)


American Historic Towns (four volumes, 1898–1902); Current Religious Literature (1902); Devotional Series (three volumes, 1905–1907); Religion in our Colleges and Universities.


  1. ^ "Rev. Dr. Powell, Author, 79, Dies. Retired Episcopal Clergyman, Former President of Hobart College, Was Noted Lecturer". New York Times. February 11, 1946. Retrieved 2010-03-05. Dr. Lyman Pierson Powell, retired Episcopal clergyman, author and one-time president of Hobart College, Geneva, NY, died this afternoon in Morristown, NJ [at] Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. His age was 79. His home was at 100 Hanover Road, this place. ... 

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