The New Student's Reference Work/Bacon, Leonard
Ba′con, Leonard, was the son of a missionary to the Indians, and was born at Detroit, Mich., in 1802. After graduating at Yale College and Andover Theological Seminary, he was a Congregational pastor at New Haven for many years. In 1866 he became professor of theology at Yale Divinity School and, later, lecturer on church history. He was a prominent contributor to the Christian Spectator and the New Englandert and was for several years one of the editors of the New York Independent. He also published a number of works. He died at New Haven, Conn., December 24, 1881.