Jared Sparks

American historian, educator, and Unitarian minister (1789–1866) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Jared Sparks (May 10, 1789 – March 14, 1866) was an American historian, educator, and Unitarian minister. He served as President of Harvard College from 1849 to 1853.

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Jared Sparks
17th President of Harvard College (now Harvard University)
In office
Preceded byEdward Everett
Succeeded byJames Walker
1st McLean Professor of Ancient and Modern History
Harvard College
In office
16th Chaplain of the United States House of Representatives
In office
December 10, 1821  December 5, 1822
Preceded byJohn Nicholson Campbell
Succeeded byJohn Brackenridge, D.D.
Personal details
Born(1789-05-10)May 10, 1789
Willington, Connecticut
DiedMarch 14, 1866(1866-03-14) (aged 76)
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Spouse(s)1832, Frances Ann Allen,
d. 1835.
1839, Mary Crowninshield Silsbee.
Alma materPhillips Exeter Academy, Harvard College, (now Harvard University)
ProfessionHistorian, educator, and minister