Reverend Daniel Tenney Speaks at Commencement

The Reverend Daniel Tenney of Boston, MA, speaks at commencement.

Born in Chester, NH, on 10 December 1816, Tenney graduated from Dartmouth College in 1841 and from the Theological Seminary in Walnut Hill, OH, in 1844, the same year that he married.

Ordained as the second pastor of the Second Presbyterian Church in Oxford, OH, on June 30, 1844, Tenney served there for twelve years. In 1853, Tenney and 45 others incorporated the Western Female Seminary, according to the Mount Holyoke system, in the town of Oxford.

After leaving Ohio, Tenney was ordained as pastor of the Central Congregational Church in Lawrence, MA, in 1857. There he met the Reverend Lyman Whiting, then pastor of the Lawrence Street Church.

An honorary member of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, Tenney remained in Lawrence until 1862, then moved to the Springfield Street Church in Boston from 1862 to 1865. Later, he moved to Poughkeepsie, NY, and retired from the ministry in 1890, when he moved to San Diego, CA, where he died in 1902.