1805–1890

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Born: De­cem­ber 12, 1805, Cam­bridge, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Died: Au­gust 21, 1890, Cam­bridge, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Buried: Mount Au­burn Ce­me­te­ry, Cam­bridge, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

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Biography

Hedge at­tend­ed Harvard Un­i­ver­si­ty and Di­vin­i­ty School.

He then pas­tored in Ar­ling­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts (1829–35); Ban­gor, Maine (1835–50); Pro­vi­dence, Rhode Is­land (1850–56); and Brook­line, Mas­sa­chu­setts (1856–72).

He edited The Chris­tian Ex­am­in­er (1857–61), and was pre­si­dent of the Am­er­ican Un­i­tar­i­an As­so­ci­a­tion (1859–62).

He went on to teach ec­cle­si­as­ti­cal his­to­ry (1857–78) and Ger­man li­ter­a­ture (1872–82) at Har­vard.

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