1822–1914

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Born: Oc­to­ber 18, 1822, Fram­ing­ham, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Died: De­cem­ber 2, 1914, at the home of his son, po­et Har­lan Hoge Ball­ard.

Buried: Pitts­field Ce­me­te­ry, Pittsfield, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Biography

Addison was son of John and Pa­melia Ben­nett Bal­lard Ad­di­son, and hus­band of Ju­lia Per­kins Pratt.

He was ed­u­cat­ed at Will­iams College (BA 1842, DD 1867). He was a tu­tor at Will­iams (1843–44), and taught in Grand Ra­pids, Mi­chi­gan (1845–46), and Had­ley, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

He was or­dained a Con­gre­ga­tion­al min­is­ter in 1846, taught La­tin (1848–52) and ma­the­ma­tics (1852–54) at Ohio Un­i­ver­si­ty; was a pro­fess­or of rhe­tor­ic at Will­iams (1854–55); and pro­fess­or of lo­gic at New York Un­i­ver­si­ty (1893–1904).

On the Sun­day morn­ing of his 92nd birth­day, he preached at the First Church of Christ in Pitts­field, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

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