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Leon Milton Birkhead

Unitarian minister

Rev. Leon Milton Birkhead was an American Unitarian minister who opposed Nazi sympathizers in America in the 1930s.

Background

Birkhead, Leon Milton was born on April 28, 1885 in Winfield, Missouri, United States. Son of Hiram Link and Martha Ann (Trunbull) Birkhead.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, McKendree College, 1910. Student Drew Theological Seminary, 1910-1911, Union Theological Seminary and graduate department Columbia, 1911-1912.

Career

1 son, Kenneth Milton. Student preacher in Illinois, 1904-1910. Assistant minister Grace Methodist Episcopal Church, New York City, 1910-1912.

Associate minister Maple Avenue Church, St. Louis, 1912-1913. Pastor Wagner Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church, St. Louis, 1913-1915, First Unitarian Church, Wichita, Kansas, 1915-1917, All Souls Unitarian Church (The Liberal Center), Kansas City, Missoury, 1917-1939. Founder, 1937, and since national director Friends of Democracy.

Technology adviser to Sinclair Lewis during writing of Elmer Gantry, 1926-1927.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author of numerous Little Blue Books, including: Is Elmer Gantry True?. Religious Bunk Over the Radio. Can Man Know God?

Membership

Mason.

Connections

Married Agnes Augusta Schiereck, September 29, 1913.

father:
Hiram Link Birkhead

mother:
Martha Ann (Trunbull) Birkhead

spouse:
Agnes Augusta Schiereck