Meaning of Beecher


Pronunciation: (bē'chur), [key]
— n.
  1. 1800–78, U.S. educator: advocated educational rights for women.
  2. 1803–95, U.S. clergyman, educator, and abolitionist.
  3. 1813–87, U.S. preacher and writer.
  4. 1775–1863, U.S. preacher and theologian (father of Catharine Esther Beecher, Edward Beecher, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Henry Ward Beecher).
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