- Beecher, Lyman 1775-1863. Us cleric. A fiery preacher, modest Calvinist theologian, and resolute abolitionist, he had been the father of Catharine Esther Beecher (1800-1878), who promoted equal educational possibilities for ladies; Edward Beecher (1803-1895), a clergyman and educator noted for his abolitionist views and writings; and Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887), a clergyman and magazine editor well-known for his abolitionist orations. Harriet Beecher Stowe had been another of Lyman's young ones.
- usa clergyman who had been a leader the abolition of slavery (1813-1887)