Hiram Bingham
b. October 30, 1789 – d. November 11, 1869 • Missionary
Compton’s Encyclopedia
Bingham, Hiram
Bingham, Hiram(1789–1869), U.S. missionary and translator. Born on Oct. 30, 1789, in Bennington, Vt., Hiram Bingham worked for the American Board of Boston in the Hawaiian Islands from 1820 to 1840. While in Honolulu, he helped reduce the Hawaiian language to writing and devised a 12-letter alphabet.
Who’s Who in Christian History
Bingham, Hiram
BINGHAM, HIRAM (1789–1869)Pioneer Congregational missionary to HawaiiBorn in Bennington, Vermont, educated at Middlebury College and Andover Seminary (ordained 1819), Bingham was sent by the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions as one of their first missionaries to Hawaii, then called