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Morris Albert Linton

life insurance executive.

Morris Albert Linton, American life insurance executive. award, 1946.


Linton, Morris Albert was born on April 4, 1887 in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Morris and Ruth A. (Leeds) Linton.


Bachelor of Science, Haverford (Pennsylvania) College, 1908 (Phi Beta Kappa), A.M., 1910. Graduate study Federal Polytechnic Zurich, Switzerland, 1908-1909, University of Michigan, 1910. Doctor of Laws Miami University, 1934.


. Began with Provident Life & Trust Company (now Provident Mutual Life Insurance Company of Philadelphia), 1909, vice president, 1916-1931, president, 1931-1952, Chairman of the Board, 1953-1958, director. Provident Trust Company, Western Savings Fund Society, Curtis Publishing Company.


  • Author: Life Insurance Speaks for Itself. How Life Insurance Can Serve You. Contributor on social security and life insurance.


Member of the board Haverford, College, American Academy Political and Social Science (treasurer), American Friends Service Committee, Academy Natural Sciences Philadelphia (past president), Moorestown Friends School. Member Advisory Council Social Security, 1939, 1948. Fellow Society Actuaries Institute Actuaries (London).

Member American Philosophical Society, Franklin Institute, Newcomen Society Quaker. Clubs: Wilderness, Haverford (Philadelphia).


Married Margaret Stokes Roberts, December 8, 1914. Children: Morris Albert, Elizabeth (deceased 1965).

Morris Linton

Ruth A. (Leeds) Linton

Margaret Stokes Roberts

Morris Albert Linton

Elizabeth Linton (deceased 1965)