Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Lothrop, Samuel Kirkland

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LOTHROP, Samuel Kirkland, clergyman, b. in Utica, N. Y., 13 Oct., 1804; d. in Boston, Mass., 12 June, 1886. He was graduated at Harvard in 1825, and at the divinity-school there in 1828. In 1829 he was ordained pastor of the Unitarian church in Dover, N. H., and on 17 June, 1834, took charge of the Brattle square church in Boston, Mass. The degree of D. D. was conferred on him by Harvard in 1852. He was a delegate to the State constitutional convention of 1853. His society removed to a new building in 1873, but dissolved in 1876, when Dr. Lothrop resigned the pastorate. He was a member of the Boston school committee for thirty years, and chairman of its committee on the English high-school for twenty-six. Among his literary works are a life of his grandfather, Samuel Kirkland, included in Sparks's “American Biography,” and a “History of Brattle Square Church.”