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Jedidiah Morse
b. August 23, 1761 – d. June 9, 1826 • Scientist
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Morse, Jedidiah
Morse, Jedidiah (1761–1826). Congregationalist clergyman who was recognized in the secular world chiefly as the father of North American geography. As a clergyman he occupied an important place in the foundation of Andover Theological Seminary (1808) and of the American Bible Society (1816). In addition,
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Morse, Jedidiah
Morse, Jedidiah (1761–1826)American clergyman and geographerBorn in Connecticut, Morse graduated in 1783 from Yale (where he had first publicly professed his Christian faith). Thereafter he taught school and studied theology. It was during this time that he became interested in geography, due largely