Hubben, William, 1895-1974

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Prominant Quaker educator, speaker, editor of Friends Intelligencer and later the Friends Journal, and author of books and articles in the fields of religion and literature. Before emmigrating from Germany in 1933, he had been the editor of the German Quaker Monthly, Der Quaker.

Born in Germany in 1895, William Hubben joined the small but growing movement of German Quakers in 1923 and participated in a number of international religious and peace conferences. In 1928 he was appointed Principal of one of the largest public schools. His political involvement with the Social Democratic Party caused his dismissal in 1933 by Hitler's government. He emmigrated to the United States with his wife, Maria, and children soon afterward, and in 1935 was named Director of Religious Interests at George School in Pennsylvania. He became the editor and manager of Friends Intelligencer in 1943, and remained as editor of its successor, Friends Journal, until 1963, and as contributing editor until his death in 1974. He was chosen by Friends World committee as Quaker observer to the Vatican Council in 1962. He also taught from 1963 to 1973 at the William Penn Charter School in Philadelphia. His autobiography, Exiled Pilgram, was published in 1943.

From the description of Papers, 1906-1976. (Swarthmore College). WorldCat record id: 30315439

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creatorOf Hubben, William, 1895-1974. Papers, 1906-1976. Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
referencedIn Ted Freedman Papers, 1926-1974 Bancroft Library
referencedIn Jean Toomer papers, 1898-1963 (inclusive), 1920-1954 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Thatcher, Edward P. (Edward Power), 1916-. Papers, 1955-1960. Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
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associatedWith Andrews, C. F. (Charles Freer), 1871-1940. person
associatedWith Buck, Pearl S. (Pearl Sydenstricker), 1892-1973. person
associatedWith Cadbury, Henry J. (Henry Joel), 1883-1974. person
associatedWith Catholic Church corporateBody
associatedWith Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881. person
associatedWith Eichenberg, Fritz, 1901-1990. person
associatedWith Freedman, Ted person
associatedWith George School (Bucks County, Pa.) corporateBody
associatedWith Jones, Rufus Matthew, 1863-1948. person
associatedWith Kafka, Franz, 1883-1924. person
associatedWith Pickett, Clarence, 1884-1965. person
associatedWith Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, 1712-1778. person
associatedWith Solovyov, Vladimir Sergeyevish, 1853-1900. person
associatedWith Sozialdemokratische Parte: Deutschlands corporateBody
associatedWith Thatcher, Edward P. (Edward Power), 1916- person
associatedWith Tolstoy, Alexandra, 1884-1979. person
associatedWith Toomer, Jean, 1894-1967. person
associatedWith Vatican Council 1962-1965) corporateBody
associatedWith William Penn Charter School. corporateBody
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Birth 1895

Death 1974





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