Henry W ard B eecher. By Brandon H olmbo. When he was born and died?. Henry Ward Beecher was born June 24, 1813, in Litchfield, Connecticut. He died March 8, 1887, in Brooklyn, New York. What he did?.
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Beecher moved to Plymouth Church, Brooklyn in 1847. By this time he had developed a national reputation for his oratorical skills, and drew crowds of 2,500 regularly every Sunday. He strongly opposed slavery and favored temperance and woman's suffrage.
In 1836 he was ordained by the Presbyterian Church. In 1839 he took a position at the Presbyterian Church of Indianapolis, where he developed his unique preaching style. In 1870 he was made editor of The Christian Union. That year he also became involved in an adultery scandal..