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Abbott, Lyman

Born: 1835 AD
Died: 1922 AD

1835 – Born on the 18th of December at Roxbury, Massachusetts.

1853 – He graduated at the University of New York.

1856 – He studied law and was admitted to the bar.

1860 – He was ordained a minister of the Congregational Church, after studying theology with his uncle.

         – He was pastor of the Congregational Church in Terre Haute, Indiana for five years.

1865 – He became the pastor of the New England Church in New York City.

       – He was secretary of the American Union Commission (later called the American Freedmen’s Bureau).

1869 – He resigned as a pastor to devote himself to literature.

        – He was an associate editor of Harper’s Magazine, and editor of the Illustrated Christian Weekly.

1876 – He was co-editor of The Christian Union.

1881 – He was editor-in-chief of The Christian Union.

1888 – He succeeded as pastor of Plymouth Church.

1893 – He renamed "The Christian Union" to "The Outlook"; this periodical reflected his efforts toward social

             reform, and, in theology, a liberality,

           humanitarian and nearly unitarian.

1909 – His son, Lawrence Fraser Abbot,accompanied President Roosevelt on a tour of Europe and Africa.

1913 – He was expelled from the American Peace Society because military preparedness was vigorously

                  advocated in the "Outlook"  where he was editor-in-chief

1922 –  He died on the 22nd of October.