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Biography of Samuel Mather

Samuel Mather was awarded an MA from the University of Glasgow in 1731. He was born in Boston, son of Cotton Mather, minister and former honorary graduate from the University.

A graduate from Harvard (1723), Mather served as the chaplain of Castle William in Boston Harbor. He was finally elected pastor of the Second Church of Boston in 1732, from which he was then dismissed in 1741. He went on to form the Tenth Congregational Society, and served as their pastor until his death in 1785.


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Archival Materials

  • GUA21320 Register of Diplomas


Samuel Mather
Born 1706.
Died 1785.
GU Degree: MA, 1731; Arts,
University Link: Honorary Graduate
Occupation categories: clergy
English snippet: Honorary graduate of the University of Glasgow, Boston minister
Record last updated: 7th Jul 2014

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United States United States, Boston
Place of Birth

United States United States, Boston
Place of Death

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University Roles

  • Honorary Graduate