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ADAMS, Ezra Eastman, author, born in Concord, New Hampshire, 29 August, 1813; died in Oxford, Pennsylvania, 3 November, 1871. He was graduated at Dartmouth College in 1836, and in 1840 became chaplain to the seamen at Havre, France. After ten years of assiduous labor, he made an extensive tour in Europe, and then returned to America. In 1854 he became pastor of the Pearl Street Congregational church in Nashua, New Hampshire, whence in 1860 he went to Philadelphia and entered the service of the foreign evangelical society. Soon afterward he took charge of an enterprise that developed into the Broad Street church of that city. From 1867 till his death he was professor of theology in Lincoln University, near Oxford, Pennsylvania, and in 1870 he began editorial work on the "Presbyterian." He was the author of several poems of merit.
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