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Morehouse, Clifford Phelps

(Apr. 18, 1904-Feb. 17, 1977). Editor, author, publisher, and ecumenist. He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Morehouse received his B.A. in 1925 from Harvard University and his M.A. from Marquette University in 1937. He was secretary of the Morehouse-Barlow Publishing Company, 1925-1939, vice-president, 1932-1964, and president, 1964-1968. Morehouse was managing editor of The Living Church, 1926-1932, and editor, 1932-1952. From 1968 until 1973, he was senior warden, a vestryman, and historiographer of Trinity Church, New York. He also served as a trustee of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York, 1948-1952. Morehouse was deeply involved in the ecumenical movement and served as a delegate to the Assembly of the World Council of Churches at Evanston, Illinois, 1954; New Delhi, India, 1961; and Uppsala, Sweden, 1968. He was a lay deputy to the General Convention from 1934 until 1967. From 1961 until 1967, he was president of the House of Deputies. From 1967 until 1973, he was a member of the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church. Among his many books are A Layman Looks at the Church (1964), and Trinity: Mother of Churches, An Informal History of Trinity Parish in the City of New York (1973). Morehouse died in Sarasota, Florida.

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