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William Sacheus Morgan

theologian

William Sacheus Morgan, Welsh theologian.

Background

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

Education

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.

Career

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.

Works

  • Other Work

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

Membership

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.

Connections

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

father:
Paul Morgan

mother:
Sarah (Webley) Morgan

spouse:
Leolyn Smith Beard

child:
Leolyn S. Morgan

child:
Gwendolen S. Morgan

child:
Elaine W. Morgan

child:
William R. Morgan

child:
Pauline W. Ordained Bapt Morgan