The American Cyclopædia (1879)/Parker, Nathan
PARKER, Nathan, an American clergyman, born in Reading, Mass., June 5, 1782, died in Portsmouth, N. H., Nov. 8, 1833. He graduated at Harvard college in 1803, became a tutor in Bowdoin college in 1805, and was ordained pastor of the South church in Portsmouth Sept. 14, 1808, which office he retained through life. When the division of the Congregational body in New England into two parties was recognized, he took his stand as a professed Unitarian. After his death a volume of his sermons was published, with a memoir by the Rev. Henry Ware, jr.