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William Sacheus Morgan


William Sacheus Morgan, Welsh theologian.


Morgan, William Sacheus was born on February 3, 1864 in Rhymney, Monmouthshire, Wales. Son of Paul and Sarah (Webley) Morgan.


Bachelor of Arts, Pontypool College, Wales, 1889. Bachelor of Divinity, Yale, 1892, Doctor of Philosophy., 1895. S.T.D., Pacific Unitarian School for Ministry, 1929.


Ministry, 1890; pastor Greenport Church, Long Island, New York, 1895-1899. Assistant pastor Madison Avenue Church, New York, 1899-1900. Professor logic and psychology, Amity Theological School, New York, 1890-1900.

Joined Unitarian Church, 1900. Pastor Unitarian Church, Derby, Connecticut, 1900-1906, First Church, Albany, New York, 1907-1910. Professor philosophy and psychology of religion and secretary of faculty, Pacific Unit.

School for the Ministry, Berkeley, California, 1910-1941, Cutting professor of philosophy, emeritus, since 1941, also acting dean, 1924-1925, acting president later president of the board of trustees, 1931-1932. President Pacific Unitarian School for the Ministry, 1932-1941. Travel and study in Europe, 1925-1926.

Lecturer history of philosophy, Yale, 1894-1895. Carnegie Foundation lecturer, University of Oregon Summer School, 1915. President Pacific Coast Conference Unitarian Church Investigated European municipalities, 1910.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Modern Philosophy and the Religious Life, 1902. Nuggets of Gold, 1909. Modern Cities (with Horatio M. Pollock), 1913.


Member Berkeley Traffic Safety Commission (life. Member Berkeley Board of Education, 1931-1935. Member of Bible Foundation, 1937.

Member American Philosophical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Association for the United Nations, Yale Alumni Association, Society for Religious Culture, Mark Twain Society, English-Speaking Union, Pi Gamma Museum. Member American Unitarian Association (life), Hosmer Chapter, Unitarian Laymen’s League (president). Clubs: Faculty of University of California (honorary), City Commons (president 1940-1941), Hillsdale, California Writers (honorary).

Trustee First Unitarian Church, 1940-1943.; Member California War Price and Rationing Board (83: 1-8), 1942-1946.


Married Leolyn Smith Beard. Children: Leolyn S., Gwendolen S., Elaine W., William R., Pauline W. ordained Baptist.

Paul Morgan

Sarah (Webley) Morgan

Leolyn Smith Beard

Leolyn S. Morgan

Gwendolen S. Morgan

Elaine W. Morgan

William R. Morgan

Pauline W. Ordained Bapt Morgan