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Unitarian and Universalist
Unitarian and Universalist Signers of
the Declaration of Independence:
- John Adams - Massachusetts
- Robert Treat Paine - Massachusetts
- Benjamin Rush (Presbyterian with some "universalist beliefs") - Pennsylvania
Unitarian Representatives Elected to
No Unitarians or Universalists are known to have been among the signers of the U.S. Constitution or the Articles of Confederation.
A number of noted people have considered themselves Unitarians, Universalists, and following the merger of these denominations in the US and Canada in 1961, Unitarian Universalists. Additionally, there are persons who, because of their writings or reputation, are considered to have held Unitarian or Universalist beliefs. Individuals who held unitarian (nontrinitarian) beliefs but were not affiliated with Unitarian organizations are often referred to as "small 'u'" unitarians. The same principle can be applied to those who believed in universal salvation but were not members of Universalist organizations. This article, therefore, makes the distinction between capitalized "Unitarians" and "Universalists" and lowercase "unitarians" and "universalists".
It should be noted that the Unitarians and Universalists are groups that existed long before the creation of Unitarian Universalism. In particular it must be noted that the cohort of prominent Unitarians from the American colonial and early national eras would almost certainly not subscribe to Universalism; these people were essentially radical Protestant Christians. Additionally, the merger did not eliminate Unitarian and Universalist congregations, especially outside the US. And even in the US there are congregations which are strictly Unitarian or Universalist, and even those which maintain dual affiliation (e.g. Unitarian and Quaker). Transcendentalism was a movement that diverged from contemporary American Unitarianism but has been embraced by later Unitarians and Unitarian Universalists.
Abigail Adams (1744-1818)
James Luther Adams (1901-1994)
John Adams (1735-1826)
John Quincy Adams (1767-1848)
Amos Bronson Alcott (1799-1888)
Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888)
Horatio Alger, Jr. (1832-1899)
Arthur J. Altmeyer (1891-1972)
Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906) (also a Quaker)
Arius (256-336) (the original 'small-u' unitarian)
E. Burdette Backus (1888-1955) (originally a Universalist)
Roger Nash Baldwin (1884-1981), founder of ACLU
Adin Ballou (1803-1890) (Universalist)
Hosea Ballou (1771-1852) (Universalist and unitarian)
P. T. Barnum (1810-1891) (Universalist)
Clara Barton (1821-1912) (Universalist)
Bela Bartok (1881-1945) [Béla Bartók]
Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922)
Henry Bergh (1811-1888), founder of the ASPCA
Tim Berners-Lee (b. 1955)
Ambrose Bierce (1842-1913 or 1914) (unconfirmed)
James Blanchard (b. 1942)
John Bowring (1792-1872)
Ray Bradbury (b. 1920)
Andre Braugher (b. 1962)
Antoinette Brown (1825-1921)
Olympia Brown (1835-1926) (Universalist)
Orestes Brownson (1803-1876) (Universalist)
Percival Brundage (1892-1979)
Luther Burbank (1849-1926)
Celia Burr Burleigh (1826-1875)
Robert Burns (1759-1796) (unitarian)
John C. Calhoun (1782-1850)
Alice Cary (1820-1871) (Universalist)
Phoebe Cary (1824-1871) (Universalist)
Joseph Chamberlain (1836-1914)
William Ellery Channing (1780-1842)
Lydia Child (1802-1880)
Frances Power Cobbe (1822-1904)
William Cohen (b.1940)
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)
Moncure Daniel Conway (1832-1907)
e e cummings (1894-1962)
Nathaniel Currier (1813-1888)
Charles Darwin (1809-1882)
George de Benneville (1703-1793) (Universalist)
Charles Dickens (1812-1870)
Robert Dillman (b. 1967)
Dorothea Dix (1802-1887)
Paul Douglas (1892-1976) (also a Quaker)
Charles William Eliot (1834-1926)
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) (Transcendentalist)
Sophia Fahs (1876-1978)
Fannie Farmer (1857-1915)
Millard Fillmore (1800-1874)
John Murray Forbes (1813-1898)
Robert Fulghum (b. 1937)
Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983)
Margaret Fuller (1810-1850) (Transcendentalist and Unitarian)
Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865)
William Godwin (1756-1836) (Sandemanian)
Horace Greeley (1811-1872) (Universalist)
Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
Nina Grieg (1845-1935)
Frances Harper (1825-1911)
Thomas Lake Harris (1823-1906) (Universalist)
Charles Hartshorne (1897-2000)
Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) (Transcendentalist)
Samuel Hoar (1778-1856)
Edith Holden (1871-1920)
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (1841-1935)
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809-1894)
Mark Hopkins (1813-1878)
Julia Ward Howe (1819-1910)
Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) (unitarian, once wrote that if there were a Unitarian church near him, he would become a member, but attended an Episcopalian church.)
Julian of Norwich (c.1342-c.1413) (proto-universalist)
Thomas Starr King (1824-1864)
Chuck Knipp (also a Quaker)
Ray Kurzweil (b. 1948)
Lewis Howard Latimer (1848-1928)
Margaret Laurence (1926-1987)
Viola Liuzzo (1925-1965)
Mary Livermore (1820-1905) (Universalist)
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)
Amy Lowell (1874-1925)
James Russell Lowell (1819-1891)
Horace Mann (1796-1859)
Harriet Martineau (1802-1876)
James Martineau (1805-1900)
Herman Melville (1819-1891) (Transcendentalist)
Maria Mitchell (1818-1889)
Angela Moffett (b. 1968)
Samuel F. B. Morse (1791-1872)
John Murray (1741-1815) (Universalist)
Isaac Newton (1642-1727) (unitarian)
Florence Nightingale (1820-1910)
Keith Olbermann (b. 1959)
Mary White Ovington (1865-1951)
Theodore Parker (1810-1860)
Linus Pauling (1901-1994)
Sylvia Plath (1932-1963)
Beatrix Potter (1866-1943)
Joseph Priestley (1733-1804)
Olive Higgins Prouty (1882-1974)
George Pullman (1831-1897) (Universalist)
Josiah Quincy (1744-1777) (Universalist)
Christopher Reeve (1952-2004)
James Relly (c.1722-1778)
Paul Revere (1735-1818)
Malvina Reynolds (1900-1978)
George Ripley (1802-1880)
Rammohun Roy (1772-1833) (also a Hindu)
Benjamin Rush (1745-1813) (universalist)
Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965) (he was a honorary member of the Church of the Larger Fellowship, though)
Charles E. Scripps (b. 1920)
Pete Seeger (b. 1919)
Rod Serling (1924-1975)
Michael Servetus (1511-1553)
Adlai Stevenson (1835-1914)
Lucy Stone (1818-1893)
Robert Stout (1844-1930)
Emily Stowe (1813-1903)
Gilbert Stuart (1755-1828)
William Howard Taft (1857-1930)
Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) (Transcendentalist)
Amos G. Throop (1811-1894) (Universalist)
Clyde Tombaugh (1906-1997)
Mary Augusta Ward (1851-1920)
Daniel Webster (1782-1852)
Josiah Wedgwood (1730-1759)
Paul Dudley White (1886-1973)
Walt Whitman (1819-1892) (Transcendentalist)
Earl Morse Wilbur (1886-1956)
Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797)
Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959)
N.C. Wyeth (1882-1945)
Owen D. Young (1874-1962) (Universalist)
Whitney Young (1921-1971)
1. Joseph Priestley, British, 1733-1804.
Scientist, discovered oxygen.
2. John Adams, U.S., 1735-1826.
Second president of the U.S, he was succeeded in office by four other Unitarians, Thomas Jefferson (a sometime Unitarian), John Quincy Adams, Millard Fillmore, and William Howard Taft.
3. William Ellery Channing, U.S., 1780-1842.
Lecturer, author, and ordained Unitarian minister, he popularized the religion in the U.S. and defined the faith as "the religion of Jesus . . . summed up in the love to God and love to man."
4. William Prescott, U.S., 1796-1859.
Historian, wrote The History of the Conquest of Mexico.
5. Samuel Gridley Howe, U.S., 1801-1876.
Successfully taught the first blind deafmute, Laura Bridgman.
6. Ralph Waldo Emerson, U.S., 1803-1882.
Poet and essayist, leader of the Transcendentalist movement in American Unitarianism.
7. Nathaniel Hawthorne, U.S., 1804-1864.
8. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, U.S., 1807-1882.
9. Margaret Fuller, U.S., 1810-1850.
Lecturer, writer, and ardent feminist.
10. Henry Bergh, U.S., 1811-1888.
Founder of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
11. Henry David Thoreau, U.S., 1817-1862.
Essayist, poet, naturalist, member of the Transcendentalist movement.
12. James Russell Lowell, U.S., 1819-1891.
Poet, critic, diplomat, social reformer, first editor of The Atlantic Monthly.
13. Julia Ward Howe, U.S., 1819-1910.
Reformer, songwriter, author of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic."
14. Clara Barton, U.S., 1821-1912.
Nurse, philanthropist, founder of the American Red Cross.
15. Edward Everett Hale, U.S., 1822-1909.
Unitarian clergyman, author of The Man without a Country.
16. Francis Parkman, U.S., 1823-1893.
Historian, founded the Archaeological Institute of America.
17. Louisa May Alcott, U.S., 1832-1888.
18. Charles Steinmetz, U.S. (German-born), 1865-1923.
Electrical engineer, formulated many improvements on generators and motors.
19. Frank Lloyd Wright, U.S., 1869-1959.
20. Allan Nevins, U.S., 1890-1971.
Historian and journalist, winner of two Pulitzer Prizes in biography.
21. Adlai Stevenson, U.S., 1900-1965.
Governor of Illinois, Democratic candidate for the U.S. presidency, U.S. ambassador to the U.N.
22. Ashley Montagu, British, 1905-.
Anthropologist, social biologist, and popularizer of science.
23. Norman Cousins, U.S., 1912-.
Journalist, editor of The Saturday Review.
24. Rod Serling, U.S., 1924-1975.
Television writer, producer of The Twilight Zone, winner of eight Emmy Awards.
NOTE: Consult the following list cautiously. The NNDB.com "religion" field has been known to be inaccurate at times. This is particularly true with Unitarians, as lists of Unitarians are notorious for including individuals who were never actually Unitarians, but who simply expressed some sentiments which appear compatible to positions favored by contemporary Unitarians.
John Quincy Adams
Henry Whitney Bellows
Joseph Sill Clark
James Freeman Clarke
T. S. Eliot
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Edward Everett Hale
Lucretia Peabody Hale
James Russell Lowell
William Howard Taft
John Quincy Adams (1st) Sixth President of the United States.
Charles Francis Adams (1st) Historian and author, Ambassador to England.
Anne Bradstreet (1st) "America's first poet." Her verses, The Tenth muse, lately sprung up in America, was published in London in 1650. The Church memorial reads: 'Mirror of her Age, Glory of her Sex'.
James Caldwell (2nd) One of the casualties in the "Boston Massacre" leading to the Revolutionary War.
Sister Hogg (1st) "For her disorderly singing and her idleness....ws admonished with the consent of the Church." [Church records, 1657]
Anne Hutchinson (1st) Following her pastor, John Cotton, from Lincolnshire, Anne was excommunicated from the Church by the suspicion of her Antinomianism. Her spirited defense against the charge - by the combined clergy of the Colony - makes her an early disciple of independent thought, free speech and women's rights.
Robert Treat Paine (1st) Delegate from Massachusetts to the Continental Congress, he was a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Paul Revere (2nd) Member of the Standing Committee of the Seventh ("New Brick") Church in Boston. New Brick merged with Second ('Old North') Church after the War.
Temperance Sweete (1st) Was admonished "for having received into house and given entertainment unto disorderly Company and ministering unto them wine and strong waters even unto Drunkennesse and that not without some iniquity both in the measure and pryce therof." [Church Records, 1640]
Titus Vespation (1st) A free Negro admitted and baptised, Aug. 10, 1730. [Church records]
John Winthrop (1st) First Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. A 'lay preacher', his Journals and Papers provide a history of early colonial life and government.
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Robert C. Huntley (D) of Boise
- Born: August 7, 1932, Union City, Pa.
- Education: U. of Idaho, B.S., 1954, J.D., 1959; U. of Virginia, LL.M., 1988.
- Military Service: Navy, 1954-57; Naval Reserve, 1957-78.
- Occupation: Lawyer.
- Family: Wife, Elfriede; two children.
- Religion: Unitarian.
- Political Career: Pocatello City Council, 1962-64; Idaho House, 1965-67; Idaho Supreme Court, 1982-89.
Yvonne Rothenberg (D) of Dewitt
- Born: March 21, 1942, Buffalo.
- Education: State U. of New York, Buffalo, B.S., 1963; U. of Buffalo, M.L.S., 1976.
- Military Service: None.
- Occupation: Web site developer; library system director; library media specialist; teacher.
- Family: Husband, Martin; two children.
- Religion: Unitarian Universalist.
- Political Career: No previous office.
Nancy L. Johnson (R) of New Britain
Incumbent - elected 1982
- Born: January 5, 1935, Chicago, Ill.
- Education: Radcliffe College, B.A., 1957; U. of London, 1957-58.
- Military Service: None.
- Occupation: Civic leader.
- Family: Husband, Theodore; three children.
- Religion: Unitarian.
- Political Career: Republican candidate for New Britain Common Council, 1975; Conn. Senate, 1977-83.
Pete Stark (D) of Hayward
Incumbent - elected 1972
- Born: November 11, 1931, Milwaukee, Wis.
- Education: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, B.S., 1953; U. of California, Berkeley, M.B.A., 1960.
- Military Service: Air Force, 1955-57.
- Occupation: Banker.
- Family: Wife, Deborah Roderick; five children.
- Religion: Unitarian.
- Political Career: Sought Democratic nomination for Calif. Senate, 1969.
Susan Davenport Darrow (D) of Bowling Green
- Born: September 3, 1944, Sac City, Iowa
- Education: Colorado State College, B.A., 1966; U. of Toledo, M.Ed., 1982.
- Military Service: None.
- Occupation: University administrator.
- Family: Husband, Arthur; three children.
- Religion: Unitarian Universalist.
- Political Career: Wood County Democratic Central Committee, 1986-present; Bowling Green Planning Commission, 1995-present.
Candidate Profile from Congressional Quarterly
Mark Harmon (D) of Lubbock
- Born: May 2, 1957, Pittsburgh, Pa.
- Education: Pennsylvania State U., B.A., 1979; Syracuse U., M.A., 1981; Ohio U., Ph.D., 1988.
- Military Service: None.
- Occupation: Professor; editor.
- Family: Divorced.
- Religion: Unitarian/Catholic.
- Political Career: Lubbock County Democratic chairman, 1994-97.
Guy Kelley (D)
District 4 (North and east--Fort Collins; Greeley)
BORN: May 1, 1953, Price, Utah
EDUCATION: U of Colorado, B.A., 1977; U of Denver, J.D., 1988
FAMILY: Wife, Jean Macheledt-Kelley; two children
OCCUPATION: Lawyer; engineer
POLITICAL CAREER: U of Colorado board of regents, 1992-
http://cgi.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/1996/candidates/election.guide/text/IDSEN.shtml Walt Minnick (D) SENATE CHALLENGER BORN: Sept. 20, 1942, Walla Walla, Wash. EDUCATION: Whitman College, B.A., 1964; Harvard U, M.B.A., 1966, J.D., 1969 FAMILY: Wife, A.K. Lienhart-Minnick; three children RELIGION: Unitarian MILITARY: Army, 1970-72 OCCUPATION: Wood-products-company executive POLITICAL CAREER: None http://cgi.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/1996/candidates/election.guide/text/CT06.shtml Nancy Johnson (R) District 6 (Northwest--New Britain) BORN: Jan. 5, 1935, Chicago EDUCATION: Radcliffe College, B.A., 1957 FAMILY: Husband, Theodore; three children RELIGION: Unitarian MILITARY: None OCCUPATION: Civic leader POLITICAL CAREER: Connecticut Senate, 1977-82; U.S. House, 1982- http://cgi.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/1996/candidates/election.guide/text/OK05.shtml James Forsythe (D) District 5 (North central--part of Oklahoma City) BORN: Dec. 14, 1933, Edmond EDUCATION: U of Central Oklahoma, B.S., 1957 FAMILY: Wife, Rosalyn; two children RELIGION: Unitarian MILITARY: Army, 1953-55 OCCUPATION: Consulting civil engineer POLITICAL CAREER: None http://cgi.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/1996/candidates/election.guide/text/VA11.shtml Tom Horton (D) District 11 BORN: May 9, 1955, New York City EDUCATION: Harvard U, B.A., 1977; Case Western Reserve U, J.D., 1981 FAMILY: Wife, Karen; three children RELIGION: Unitarian MILITARY: None OCCUPATION: Lawyer; teacher POLITICAL CAREER: None http://cgi.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/1996/candidates/election.guide/text/NY01.shtml Nora Bredes (D) District 1 (Eastern Suffolk County--Brookhaven; Smithtown) BORN: Oct. 13, 1950, Huntington EDUCATION: Cornell U, B.S., 1974 FAMILY: Husband, Jack Huttner; three children RELIGION: Unitarian MILITARY: None OCCUPATION: Legislator POLITICAL CAREER: Suffolk County legislature, 1992- http://cgi.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/1996/candidates/election.guide/text/NY24.shtml Donald Ravenscroft (D) District 24 BORN: Feb. 19, 1920, Trare, Iowa EDUCATION: U of California, Berkeley, 1946-48; U of Nebraska, J.D., 1952 FAMILY: Wife, Margaret; two children RELIGION: Unitarian MILITARY: Air Force, 1942-45 OCCUPATION: Law professor POLITICAL CAREER: Democratic nominee for U.S. House, 1988 http://cgi.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/1996/candidates/election.guide/text/CA47.shtml Tina Laine (D) District 47 BORN: June 13, 1956, Pasadena EDUCATION: U of California, Berkeley, B.A., 1980; Western State U, J.D., 1986 FAMILY: Husband, Van Ryujin RELIGION: Unitarian MILITARY: None OCCUPATION: Lawyer; businesswoman POLITICAL CAREER: None http://cgi.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/1996/candidates/election.guide/text/CA21.shtml Deborah Vollmer (D) District 21 BORN: Jan. 15, 1948, Bethesda, Md. EDUCATION: Clark U, B.A., 1970; U of Maryland, J.D., 1973 FAMILY: Single RELIGION: Unitarian Universalist MILITARY: None OCCUPATION: Lawyer POLITICAL CAREER: Democratic nominee for U.S. House, 1992; sought Democratic nomination for U.S. House, 1994