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Raymond Samuel Haupert

Raymond Samuel Haupert, American clergyman, bank consultant.


  • Haupert, Raymond Samuel was born on March 9, 1902 in Watertown, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Albert Peter and Maria Louise (Moehrke) Haupert.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Moravian College, 1922. Bachelor of Divinity, Moravian Theological Seminary, 1924. Master of Arts, University Pennsylvania, 1926, Doctor of Philosophy., 1931.

      Doctor of Science in Education, Lafayette College, 1950. Doctor of Laws, Lehigh University, 1951. Doctor of Humane Letters, Seton Hill College, Greensburg, Pennsylvania, 1965, Allentown College of St. Francis, 1971.


    • Ordained to ministry Moravian Church in American, 1924. Instructor Bible, Lafayette College, 1924-1926. Assistant professor Biblical literature and langs.

      Moravian College and Theological Seminary, 1924-1931, professor 1931-1944, president, 1944-1969, president emeritus, 1969-1972, also president Moravian Seminary and College for Women, 1953-1954, following merger of two schools became president merged corporation Moravian College, 1954-1969, president emeritus, 1969-1972. Director First Valley Bank and Trust Company, Bethlehem. Training consultant First Valley Bank, 1969-1971.

      Chairman Christian education board, Moravian Church in American, Northern Province, 1936-1941. Joseph Henry Thayer fellow American School Oriental Research, Jerusalem, Palestine, 1930-1931. Vice Chairman, Board Of Directors Hospital Service Plan of Lehigh Valley.

      Past chairman of the board of trustees St. Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Past director Bethlehem Library. Past president, director Historic Bethlehem, Inc.

      Trustee Moravian Music Foundation.


    • Author: The Lachish Letters, 1938. The Relation of Codex Vaticanus and the Lucianic Text in the Books of the Kings from the Viewpoint of the Old Latin and the Ethiopic Versions, 1931. Pioneers in Moravian Education, 1954.

      Bethlehem PA.


    Member Pennsylvania Association Colleges Universities (president 1960-1961, past chairman commission independent colls. universities), American Oriental Society, Archaeol. Institute American, Society Biblical Literature and Exegesis (associate in council, treasurer 1938-1941). National Association Biblical Instrs., Association American Colls.

    (commission on religion higher education), Council Protestant Colleges Universities (past director, treasurer), Foreign Policy Association (Lehigh Valley branch, past president), Newcomen Society, Phi Beta Kappa. Clubs: Oriental (president 1944-1945) (Philadelphia).


    • Married Estelle Hege McCanless, July 30, 1932. Children: Albert Peter, William Hege (deceased), Thomas John, Stephen Andrew.
    • father: Albert Peter Haupert
    • mother: Maria Louise (Moehrke) Haupert
    • spouse: Estelle Hege McCanless
    • children: Albert Peter Haupert
    • William Hege Haupert (deceased)
    • Thomas John Haupert
    • Stephen Andrew Haupert
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    Died December 15, 1972
    (aged 70)