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James Morgan Read

educational consultant.

James Morgan Read, American educational consultant. Member Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Kappa Alpha. Quaker.


Read, James Morgan was born on August 22, 1908 in Camden, New Jersey, United States. Son of James Morgan and Lucia Vail (Foulks) Read.


M.2d Theresa Kline Dintenfass, 1977. Bachelor of Arts, Dickinson College, 1929, Doctor of Laws, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy, U. Marburg, (Germany), 1932.

Doctor of Philosophy, University Chicago, 1940. D.Human Reconstrn., Wilmington College, 1973. Association professor of history U. Louisville, 1935-1943.

Civilian public service, 1943-1945. Associate secretary Friends Committee on National Legislation, 1945-1947. Secretary foreign service section American Friends Service Committee, 1947-1949.

Chief div. education and cultural relations Office United States High Commissioner for Germany, 1950-1951. United Nations deputy high commissioner for refugees, 1951-1960. President Wilmington College, 1960-1969.

Vice president for program management Charles F. Kettering Foundation, 1969-1974, consultant, 1975-1985.


Chief div. education and cultural relations Office United States High Commr. President Wilmington College, 1960-1969.


  • Author: Atrocity Propaganda 1914-1919, 1941, Magna Carta for Refugees, 1951, The Responsibility of a Quaker College to Train for World Leadership, 1960, The United Nations and Refugees—Changing Concepts, 1962.


Member Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Kappa Alpha.


Married Henrietta Morton, December 21, 1940 (deceased. Children: Austine Read Wood, James Morgan, Edward Morton.

James Morgan Read

Lucia Vail (Foulks) Read

Henrietta Morton

Austine Read Wood Read

James Morgan Read

Edward Morton Read