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Thomas Church Brownell

Other Name:
Bishop Thomas Church Brownell
October 19, 1799
January 13, 1865
Home Town:
Westport, MA
Later Residences:
Hartford, CT
Charlotte Dickinson Brownell (August 16, 1811)
Biographical Notes:
   Bishop Thomas Church Brownell was born on October 19, 1799. He studied Theology at Union College in Schenectady New York, and graduated in 1806. He became an ordained minister under Bishop John Henry Hobart. On October 27, 1919, Brownell became the seventh Bishop of Connecticut and from 1852 until he died in 1865. He founded Washington College that is now known as Trinity College in Hartford. He served as the first president for almost ten years. Bishop Brownell passed away on January 13, 1865.
Additional Notes:
   Bishop Brownell was a professor of logic and belles-lettres for Union College. After studying in Ireland and England, he began teaching chemistry in 1809.

Other Education:
Union College, Schenectady, NY, Theology, 1806
Ordained by Bishop John Henry Hobart

Profession / Service
Religious Calling; Educator
Benevolent and Charitable Organizations:
Founder and first president of Trinity College

Secondary Sources:
Autobiography of Thomas Church Brownell, Third Bishop of Connecticut.
Hartford, Connecticut: Church Missions Publishing Co., [1940]

Of the Gospel as the Power of God unto Salvation: A Sermon, delivered in Trinity-Church, New-Haven, on Wednesday, October 27, 1819, at the Consecration of the Right Rev. Thomas C. Brownell.
By William White.
New-Haven: Printed by A.H. Maltby & Co., 1819.

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