Moncure Daniel Conway, 1832 - 1907

Moncure Daniel Conway was a Unitarian and freethought minister, abolitionist, historian, and Hegelian.  Like his mentors Ralph Waldo Emerson and Theodore Parker, Conway graduated from Harvard Divinity School (in 1854) and became increasingly dissatisfied with religious orthodoxy and horrified at slavery.  He was a prolific writer of articles and books expounding "radical" religious and political views and even inaugurated another Transcendentalist Dial in 1860 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  He was also a biographer; among his works are Emerson at Home and Abroad (1882), Life of Nathaniel Hawthorne (1890), and Life of Thomas Paine (1892).