Thaddeus Mason Harris
1768 – 1842
Who was Thaddeus Mason Harris?
Harris's father was killed fighting on the colonists side in the American Revolutionary War. Harris had been born in Charlestown, Massachusetts, but after his father's death he was sent to live on a farm in Stirling, Massachusetts. Harris went on to study at Harvard University from which he graduated in 1788. He then was a school teacher at Worcester, Massachusetts, before becoming the librarian of Harvard in 1781 and then being appointed the minister of the First Unitarian Church of Dorchester, Massachusetts, in 1791.
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