Beriah Green, Jr. (March 24, 1795 – May 4, 1874) was an American reformer, abolitionist, temperance advocate, college professor, minister, and head of the Oneida Institute. He was "consumed totally by his abolitionist views".:281 He has been described as "cantankerous".:xv Former student Alexander Crummell described him as a "bluff, kind-hearted man," a "master-thinker".:49
The family moved to Pawlet, Vermont in 1810, and he may have attended the Pawlet Academy.:6 In 1815 he enrolled in the Kimball Union Academy, in New Hampshire.:52–53 He graduated from Middlebury College in 1819, where he was valedictorian, and then studied to become a missionary (minister) at Andover Theological Seminary (1819–20). However, his religious beliefs did not agree with any denominational creed.
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