Robert Lansing Edwards

Short Name: Robert Lansing Edwards
Full Name: Edwards, Robert Lansing, 1915-2006
Birth Year: 1915
Death Year: 2006

Robert Lansing Edwards was born in Auburn, NY on 5 August 1915. He graduated from Princeton University in 1937. He earned an MA in history from Harvard University in 1938, and a Master of Divinity degree from Union Theological University in 1949. He was minister at First Congregational Church, Litchfield, Conn. for 7 years and was minister at Immanuel Congregational Church in Hartford, Conn. from 1956 until 1980. He was active in establishing low income senior housing, in prison ministry and with other community endeavors. He wrote several hymn texts as well as four books including Of Singular Genius, Of Singular Grace, a biography of Horace Bushnell, a famous pastor from Hartford; and his autobiography My Moment in History. He died 15 January 2006 at the age of 90 in Hartford.

Dianne Shapiro form obituary accessed 9/7/2016 from "Hartford Courant" posted on

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