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Sawyer, Thomas Jefferson 1804-1899 Clergyman; born in Reading, Vt., Jan. 9, 1804; graduated at Middlebury College in 1829; was ordained in the Universalist Church in 1830; pastor of a church in New York City in 1830-45 and again in 1852-61; principal and Professor of Theology in the Liberal Institute, Clinton, N. Y., in 1845-52; one of the founders of Tufts College in 1847; Professor of Theology there in 1869-92, when he was made professor emeritus. He was author of Endless punishment in the very words of its advocates; regular contributor for forty years to the Universalist quarterly; and editor of The Christian messenger and the Christian ambassador. He died in Somerville, Mass., July 23, 1899.