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Graham Taylor, Class of 1870

Lea Demarest Taylor


Grraham Taylor (1851-1938) was a graduate of Rutgers (1870) and New Brunswick Theological Seminary (1873). After becoming a pastor of the Dutch Reformed Church of Hopewell Junction, New York, he became a pioneer of social service at Hartford Theological Seminary.  In 1892 the Congregational Chicago Theological Seminary offered him the opportunity to develop a new department to be called "Christian Sociology," the first such department in any theological seminary. He later established what became Chicago Commons Social Settlement.

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