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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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Henry w ard b eecher

Henry Ward Beecher

By Brandon Holmbo


When he was born and died
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
What he did?

  • 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.


Why he did it
Why he did it?

  • Because of his religion he thought each men should be treated equally. He was a preacher.


Additional information
Additional information?

  • 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..