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Moncure Daniel Conway


American preacher and author. Pastor of the Unitarian Church, Washington, until 1856, when he was dismissed because of his outspoken anti-slavery views. Preacher at the First Congregational Church, Cincinnati, until 1862, when he became editor of the Boston anti-slavery newspaper Commonwealth. Moved to Britain in 1863 and, in addition to writing and public speaking, was pastor at the South Place Chapel, Finsbury, London, until 1884, and 1892–7.




DAB: Dictionary of American biography. Under the auspices of the American Council of Learned Societies. 20 vols., index, and 10 supplements. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons; Simon & Schuster Macmillan. London: Oxford University Press; Humphrey Milford. 1928–95.