Is Ralph Waldo Emerson an alum of Harvard Divinity School?
Ralph Waldo Emerson studied at Harvard Divinity School in 1825–1826. The Harvard Divinity School did not confer degrees before 1870.
The local Unitarian ministers' association awarded Emerson a license to preach on 10 October 1826. He accepted a call to the Second Church of Boston and was ordained on 11 March 1829. A theological degree was not yet a prerequisite for ordination or licensing to professional ministry.
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