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Leon Jeremiah Morse


Leon Jeremiah Morse, American clergyman. Member N.H. Conference to 1940. Honorary; member Veterans of Foreign Wars.; Mason.


Morse, Leon Jeremiah was born on December 24, 1880 in Bethel, Vermont, United States. Son of Orlando and Ednah (Towne) Morse.


Randolph (Vermont) State Normal, 1897-1900. Montpelier (Vermont) Seminary, 1902-1905. Bachelor of Arts, Dartmouth, 1909.

Bachelor of Sacred Theology, Boston University School of Theology, 1912. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Norwich University, 1952.


Teacher, public schools, Randolph, Vermont, 1900-1902. Ordained ministry Methodist Episcopal Church, 1902. Pastor Waits River and W. Topsham, Vermont, 1902-1903, W. Berlin, Vermont, 1904, Wilder, Vermont, 1905-1908, Milford, N.H., 1909-1911, Somersworth, N.H., 1912-1913, Dover, N.H., 1913-1939.

Now pastor churches in North Thetford, Vermont and Post Mills, Vermont Special lecturer on American home Norwich U., Northfield, Vermont, 1940-1941.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Agamenticus the Purple Hill (with wife), 1917. He Came to Me, 1934. Editorial writer Foster’s Daily Democrat, Dover, 1919-1943. Writes column, “Your Friend,” for Burlington (Vermont) Free Press.Reader interest survey, topped all Free Press columns, since 1948, also “Your Friend” radio counsellor. Columnist for the Newport (Vermont) Daily Express, Claremont (N.H.) Daily Eagle. Lecturer. Contributor to other newspapers and mags.


Member N.H. Conference to 1940. Honorary; member Veterans of Foreign Wars.


Married Ethel Cambridge, April.

Orlando Morse

Ednah (Towne) Morse

Ethel Cambridge