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Morehouse, Frederic Cook

(Mar. 19, 1868-June 25, 1932). Editor, author, publisher, and ecumenist. He was born in Milwaukee, and educated privately. In 1885 he assisted his father, Linden Husted Morehouse, in establishing The Young Churchman Company, the name of which was changed in 1918 to Morehouse Publishing Company. From 1896 to 1900, Morehouse edited The Church Eclectic, and from 1899 until his death he was editor of The Living Church and The Living Church Annual (now The Episcopal Church Annual). He was a lay deputy to every General Convention from 1910 to 1931, though he was unable to attend the 1931 convention. For many years he was a member of the National Council of the Episcopal Church, and he served on the Commission on Evangelism which inaugurated the "Bishops' Crusade," a nationwide effort to rouse the people of the church to a sense of their responsibilities as Christians. In 1927 he was a representative of the Episcopal Church to the World Conference on Faith and Order, at Lausanne, Switzerland, where he took a firm stand for the frank recognition of the differences among various Christian groups. Morehouse served on many civic boards in Milwaukee, received numerous honorary degrees, and wrote several books, including Some American Churchmen (1892). He died in Milwaukee. See Bishops' Crusade; see Living Church, The.

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