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date: 18 January 2020

Holley, Horacelocked

(13 February 1781–31 July 1827)
  • Frank R. Levstik


Holley, Horace (13 February 1781–31 July 1827), Unitarian minister and educator, was born in Salisbury, Connecticut, the son of Luther Holley, a merchant, and Sarah Dakin, daughter of a Baptist minister. At the age of three he was sent to elementary school, completing all courses available to him. He then turned to employment in the family store. In 1797 emerging academic interests brought him to enter the Academy of Williams College, a preparatory institution. Two years later Holley entered Yale University, graduating in 1803. During his senior year he came under the influence of a religious revival underway in New Haven. After graduation, he left for New York City to begin the study of law. Holley quickly found law uncongenial and returned to New Haven to study divinity under the Reverend ...

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