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Morris William Leibert, American bishop. member General Synods, 1909, 14; member general; member exec.

Background

Leibert, Morris William was born on August 22, 1855 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of William and Cornelia Matilda (Krause) Leibert.

Education

Graduate Moravian College, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1873, Moravian Theological Seminary, 1875, Union Theological Seminary, 1877. Doctor of Divinity, New York University, 1904.

Career

Ordained Moravian ministry, 1877. Pastor 2d Moravian Church, New York, 1877-1885, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1885-1901, Staten Island, New York, 1901-1904, 1st Church, New York, since 1904. Consecrated bishop, September 13, 1908.

President General Synod Moravian Church, Herrnhut, Saxony, 1899, and member General Synods, 1909, 14. President various American Moravian Provincial and District Synods. President Provincial Elders’ Conference, 1908-1913.

Member general executive bds. Moravian Church, 1893-1913. Member Executive Committee Federal Council Churches of Christ in America and of various commissions same.

Chairman Moravian Commision on World Conference Faith and Order. Director New York Federation Churches Home: New York, New York Deceased.

Membership

Member General Synods, 1909, 14. Member general; member exec.

Connections

Married Louise Hill, August 22, 1880.

father:
William Leibert

mother:
Cornelia Matilda (Krause) Leibert

spouse:
Louise Hill