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5 - Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887), whose sister was Harriet Beecher Stowe of "Uncle Tom's Cabin," was a Presbyterian minister who moved to the Congregational Plymouth Church in Brooklyn, NY, and preached liberal causes of the day such as temperance, woman's suffrage, abolitionism, evolutionism and scientific biblical criticism, and was regarded by many as the greatest clerical orator of his century. See also Card 24.