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