Milton Moran Weston II
Milton Moran Weston II
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|Born||September 10, 1910|
Tarboro, N.C, U.S.
|Died||May 18, 2002 (aged 91)|
|Citizenship||United States of America|
|Education||Master of divinity degrees|
Milton Moran Weston II (September 10, 1910 - May 18, 2002) was an African-American Episcopal clergyman, social activist, and businessman who was the rector of St. Philip's Episcopal Church in Manhattan and co-founder of the Carver Federal Savings Bank.
Weston was born in Tarboro, N.C., the son and grandson of Episcopal priests. He entered St. Augustine's Junior College in Raleigh, North Carolina and graduated as valedictorian. In 1928, he enrolled at Columbia College, where he was one of five black undergraduates at the time and graduated in 1930. He was then trained as a clergyman and received his bachelor and master of divinity degrees from Union Theological Seminary in 1934.
Before his 1950 ordination into the priesthood, he was active in labor and social causes and joined the National Negro Labor Council as field secretary. He organized civil rights rallies in New York City and worked to provide jobs and housing for the local community. In 1948, he joined with 14 others to found the Carver Federal Savings Bank, an institution that helps finance affordable housing in the Harlem neighborhood and is regarded today as the largest independently owned black financial institution.
In 1950, Weston was ordained a deacon and priest. He joined St. Philip's Episcopal Church as rector in 1957, where he served as rector until 1982. As rector, he directed construction of five nonprofit housing developments in Harlem that provided affordable housing for the low-income and the elderly.
In 1969, he was elected as the first African American trustee of Columbia University and his election was followed by the appointment of another African American member, future Ford Foundation CEO and Columbia College alumnus, Franklin A. Thomas.
His scholarly pursuits include writing as a columnist for the New York Amsterdam News and serving as a tenured professor at the State University of New York at Albany from 1968 to 1977.
He passed away on May 18, 2002 at his home in Heathrow, Florida. He was 91.
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