Wilbur, Earl Morse
- George H. Williams
Wilbur, Earl Morse (26 April 1866–08 January 1956), church historian and seminary founder and president, was born in Jericho, Vermont, the son of LaFayette Wilbur, a lawyer and judge, and Mercy Jane Morse. After attending school in Jericho and Essex Classical Institute, he entered the University of Vermont in Burlington, graduating with an A.B. in 1886, the youngest member of his class. After a year of teaching in a private school in Fishkill on the Hudson, New York, he studied as a Congregationalist at the Harvard Divinity School, where he played the organ at regular services, receiving the A.M. and the S.T.B. in 1890. Wilbur became a Unitarian after Dean ...