Isaac Pendleton Langworthy (1806 – 1888) was born in Stonington, Connecticut. During his early life he displayed some uncertainty concerning which direction he would take his life. After teaching some, pursuing various business ventures, and even attended medical lectures at Harvard University. When Langworthy turned 27, however, he felt called to enter into the ministry and worked hard to enter college and successfully graduated from Yale University in 1839. He subsequently attended the Divinity School at Yale and began preaching at a Congregational church in Chelsea.
After 17 years of pastoring there Langworthy began working more on the administerial side of his denomination and took positions in the American Congregational Union and the American Congregational Association. Through these roles he labored to build churches, expand the church, and fill the denominational library with an impressive collection of resources.
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