Among those whose names have come down to us is that of Mr. Benj. Colman.
He was graduated at Harvard College in 1692.
After supplying the pulpit for about six months he returned to Cambridge to prosecute further his theological studies, and remained there till he took the degree of M. A. in 1695.
He went to England for a space of about three years, returning by invitation to become the pastor of the newly formed Brattle-street Church, in which office he continued until his death in 1747.
He received the degree of D. D. from the University of Glasgow in 1731.
He was chosen President of Harvard College to succeed President Leverett, who died in 1724, but the General Court refused to vote his salary until such time as he should accept the office, and his church should consent to release him from his pastoral charge; neither of these things being done, he never filled the office.
He is said to have been a man of much ability, to which were added pulpit graces of a high order,