Early American Faith: Reverend Ezra Stiles

Ezra_StilesThe subject of today’s Early American Faith article was a minister, a lawyer for a brief time, one of the founders of Brown University, the president of Yale University and an aspiring scientist who corresponded with Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin.  His list of accomplishments are many; Edmund Sears Morgan called him “the gentle Puritan”.

Ezra Stiles was born on November 29, 1727 to parents Reverend Isaac and Kezia (Taylor) Stiles in North Haven, Connecticut. . .

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