Edward Hale (22 Feb 1858 - 27 March 1918)
Hale, who was born in Northampton, Massachusetts, after graduating from Harvard (1879) lived in Rome, Italy, for two years and then studied architecture in the office of H.H. Richardson.
After graduating from Harvard Divinity School in 1886, he served as Associate Minister of the South Congregational Church in Boston and then as Minister in Orange, New Jersey. He was Assistant (1886-1896), Instructor (1896-1897), and Associate Professor (1897-1906) of Homiletics at the Divinity School. He was minister of the First Church of Chestnut Hill from 1897 until his death in 1918.