Thursday, October 10, 2013

Unitarian and Universalist United States Chaplains

Thanks Mark Coomes for your research regarding Unitarians and Universalists who have served as chaplains at various times in the history of the United States in both houses of congress.  Look at the date-- it seems like we are long overdue for UU presence in Washington! Here is the list he came up with:
 
Chaplain of the United States House of Representatives
 
The Reverend Jared Sparks
Unitarian
Date of Appointment: December 3, 1821
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jared_Sparks
 
The Reverend William Henry Channing
Unitarian
Date of Appointment: December 7, 1863
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Henry_Channing
 
The Reverend Henry N. Couden
Universalist
Date of Appointment: December 2, 1895
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_N._Couden
 
Chaplain of the United States Senate
 
Edward Everett Hale, D.D., LL.D.
Unitarian
Date of Appointment: December 14, 1903
Note: Died in office on June 10, 1909.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Everett_Hale
 
Ulysses Grant Baker Pierce, D.D., Ph.D.
Unitarian
Date of Appointment: June 18, 1909
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulysses_Grant_Baker_Pierce
 
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