President of the House of Deputies. Records

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President of the House of Deputies. Records


  • 1951-1973 (Creation)


2 cu.ft. (2 boxes)

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Clifford Morehouse, who came from a publishing family, was a steadfast and dedicated member of The Episcopal Church. He served as a delegate to the Assembly of the World Council of Churches from 1954 to 1968 and as senior warden, vestryman, and historiographer of Trinity Church in New York from 1968 to 1973. His most important role, however, was his election as President of the House of Deputies by unanimous vote at the 1961 General Convention in Detroit and again in St. Louis in 1964. At the time he was only the second lay person to have ever served in that role. After he declined to run for re-election in 1967, he was elected to Executive Council which he served until 1973.

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These records primarily document Dr. Clifford P. Morehouse's six-year tenure as President of the House of Deputies (1961-1967) and include correspondence and General Convention meeting materials. A smaller group of materials including correspondence and reports documenting Morehouse’s involvement as a member of Executive Council rounds out the collection.


General Convention, 1951-1973
Executive Council, 1961-1971

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  • English

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