Walker, James, 1794 - 1874

Born in Woburn, Massachusetts, James Walker graduated from Harvard College in 1814 and Harvard Divinity School in 1817.  He then became the minister of Harvard's Unitarian Church in Charlestown, a position he held for twenty years. Walker further served Harvard as a member of its Board of Overseers (1825-1836, 1864-1874), a fellow of the College (1834-1853), Professor of Natural Religion, Moral Philosophy, and Civil Polity (1838-1853), and President of the College (1853-1860).  A leader of the Unitarian movement, he was one of the founders of the American Unitarian Association and an editor of The Christian Examiner (1831-1859).

Wikipedia.  Finding Aid, Walker, James, 1794-1874.  Papers of James Walker: an inventory, Harvard University Archives.  Portrait c. 1830 by Henry Cheever Pratt, Image courtesy of the Harvard Art Museums.

Born: 
August 16, 1794
Died: 
December 23, 1874
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