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Bee·cher(bē′chər), Lyman 1775-1863.
American cleric. A fiery preacher, moderate Calvinist theologian, and resolute abolitionist, he was the father of Catharine Esther Beecher (1800-1878), who promoted equal educational opportunities for women; Edward Beecher (1803-1895), a clergyman and educator noted for his abolitionist views and writings; and Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887), a clergyman and newspaper editor famous for his abolitionist orations. Harriet Beecher Stowe was another of Lyman's children.
(Biography) Henry Ward. 1813–87, US clergyman: a leader in the movement for the abolition of slavery
1. Henry Ward, 1813–87, U.S. preacher and writer.
2. Lyman, 1775–1863, U.S. preacher and theologian (father of Harriet Beecher Stowe and Henry Ward Beecher).