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Owen, John

(1616–83). B. Stadham(pton), Oxford-shire, Eng.; educ. Oxford; private chaplain; Calvinistic Presb.; cleric Fordham, Essex; Indep. (Cong.) cleric Coggeshall, near Fordham, 1646; chaplain to O. Cromwell*; vice-chancellor Oxford 1652–58; pastor LondonĂº

Owen, Robert

(1771–1858). Father of R. D. Owen*; socialist and philanthropist; b. Newtown, Wales; tried to improve soc. conditions of workingmen; founded communistic socs. (see also Communistic Societies 3), in Eng. and one at New Harmony, Indiana (1825–28), all unsuccessful; tried to abolish private or individual property, systems of religion that he regarded as absurd and irrational, and marriage founded on individual property; turned from disbelief in all religions to belief in spiritualism ca. 1853; followers called Owenists. Works include Discourses on a New System of Society.

Owen, Robert Dale

(1801–77). Son of R. Owen*; soc. reformer; b. Glasgow, Scot.; educ. Hofwyl, Switz.; to Am. with his father 1825; taught school New Harmony, Indiana; mem. Indiana legislature; Democrat mem. US House of Representatives 1843–47. Ed. New Harmony Gazette at New Harmony, Indiana, and Free Enquirer (the New Harmony Gazette renamed) in New York Other works include The Policy of Emancipation; The Wrong of Slavery, the Right of Emancipation, and the Future of the African Race in the United States.

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