Religion: Unitarian Moderator

Since U.S. Unitarians changed their chief officer (in 1938) from a President to a Moderator, Unitarian Churches have been headed by a penologist (Sanford Bates), two college presidents (Mills College's Aurelia Reinhardt, Toledo University's Philip C. Nash). Last week the American Unitarian Association's executive committee nominated a Senator—Harold Hitz Burton, co-author of the Ball-Burton-Hatch-Hill resolution (TIME, March 22). The 55-year-old Senator and three-time mayor of Cleveland will take office at the Unitarians' annual meeting next May.

Senator Burton's post as Moderator is purely honorary. It will be his duty to represent the...

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