Born: Sep­tem­ber 24, 1868, Man­ches­ter, New Hamp­shire.


Minot was the son of Lang­don Si­mons and Sa­rah Fran­ces Shep­ard, and hus­band of Hel­en Lou­ise Sav­age (mar­ried 1894).

He was ed­u­cat­ed at Phil­lips Ex­e­ter Acad­e­my, Ex­e­ter, New Hamp­shire; Har­vard Un­i­ver­si­ty, Cam­bridge, Mas­sa­chu­setts (BA 1891, BST 1894); and Mead­ville The­o­lo­gi­cal School, Mead­ville, Penn­syl­van­ia (now Mead­ville Lom­bard The­o­lo­gi­cal School, Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois) (DD 1921).

Ordained a Un­i­tar­i­an min­is­ter in 1895, he served pas­tor­ates in Bil­ler­i­ca, Mas­sa­chu­setts; Cleve­land, Ohio; and New York Ci­ty.

He was al­so a preach­er at West­ern Re­serve Un­i­ver­si­ty, Cleve­land, Ohio (1904–19), and a mem­ber of the board of preach­ers at Har­vard Un­i­ver­si­ty (1912–13).


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