Arthur Moulton

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Arthur Wheelock Moulton (May 3, 1873 – August 18, 1962) was an American Episcopal bishop, born at Worcester, Massachusetts.[1] He graduated from Hobart College,[1] where he was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity,[2] then attended the Episcopal General Theological Seminary, and the Episcopal Theological School.[1] He was ordained a priest in the Protestant Episcopal Church in 1901. From 1900 to 1918, he was curate and rector of Grace Church, Lawrence, Massachusetts.[1] He was awarded an honorary A.M. degree by Hobart College in 1909[3] He served in World War I as a chaplain in the field artillery and at a base hospital in France. On April 29, 1920, he was consecrated bishop of Utah, where he served until his retirement in 1946.[1][4] He wrote Memoir of Augustine H. Amory (1909) and It Comes to Pass (1916). He died in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1962.[1][4][5]

Work for world peace[edit]

In retirement from 1946 on Moulton campaigned for world peace. He lent his name to communist groups, but in 1951, he turned down the $25,000 Stalin Peace Prize by reportedly saying that "The only reward I want in working for peace is peace".[4]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f "Death Claims Episcopal Prelate, 89". The Salt Lake Tribune. August 19, 1962. p. 1. Retrieved November 19, 2016 – via  open access publication – free to read
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-25. Retrieved 2007-12-06.  List of Significant Sigs
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  4. ^ a b c TIME
  5. ^ "A Good Man Dies". The Salt Lake Tribune. August 21, 1962. p. 8. Retrieved November 19, 2016 – via  open access publication – free to read
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