Famous Unitarian Universalists

Because our beliefs are diverse, it can be difficult to explain Unitarian Universalism to those unfamiliar with us.  Our religion is not simply something we do at church on Sunday, rather it is how we choose to live our life in service of the interdependent web of existence. We provide this partial list of some famous Unitarians, Universalists, and Unitarian Universalists not to brag but to provide an example of our values being expressed in the world.

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American Politics

John Adams

John Adams

Abigail Adams

John Adams

John Quincy Adams

John C. Calhoun

Millard Fillmore

Benjamin Franklin

Horace Greeley

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Paine

Adlai Stevenson

William Howard Taft

Daniel Webster

Arts and Literature

Louisa May Alcott

Horatio Alger

Béla Bartók

Ray Bradbury

William Cullen Bryant

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Norman Cousins

e. e. cummings

Charles Dickens

T. S. Eliot

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Robert Fulghum

Buckminster Fuller

Margaret Fuller

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Mary Austin Holley

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Herman Melville

Paul Newman

Sylvia Plath

May Sarton

May Sarton

Beatrix Potter

Christopher Reeve

May Sarton

Pete Seeger

Rod Serling

Rabindranath Tagore

Henry David Thoreau

Kurt Vonnegut

John Greenleaf Whittier

William Carlos Williams

Mary Wollstonecraft

Frank Lloyd Wright

Philosophy and Theology

James Luther Adams

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Henry Steele Commager

John Dewey

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Charles Hartshorne

John Hayward

Arthur Lovejoy

Henry Nelson Wieman

Science and Medicine

Alexander Graham Bell

Tim Berners-Lee

Elizabeth Blackwell

Laurel Salton Clark

Charles Darwin

Edmond Halley

Samuel F.B. Morse

Winfred Overholser

Isaac Newton

Florence Nightingale

Linus Pauling

Joseph Priestley

Benjamin Rush

Michael Servetus

Susan B. Anthony

Susan B. Anthony

Social Reform

Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906)*

Emily Greene Balch

Roger Baldwin

Clarence Darrow

Dorothea Dix

Samuel G. Howe

Julia Ward Howe

James Reeb

George Ripley

Lucy Stone

Whitney Young