Biographical / Historical
"Howard Haines Brinton was born a Friend in West Chester PA on July 24, 1884, son of Edward and Ruthanna Brown Brinton. He married Anna Shipley Cox in 1921 with whom he had 4 children, and Yukiko Takahashi in 1972. He received a B.A. from Haverford College in 1904 and a M.A. in 1905 also from Haverford. He also received a M.A. in 1909 from Harvard University and a Ph.D. from the University of California in 1924.
Brinton taught at Friends Boarding School in Barnesville, Ohio (1906-1908), then Pickering College (1909-1915). He was a professor of mathematics at Guilford College (1915-1919) where he also served as acting president and dean. Howard Haines Brinton was faculty advisor to the Guilfordian (student newspaper at Guilford College) at least for the period 1917-1918.
He was secretary and publicity director of the American Friends Service Committee (1919-1920), director of the child feeding program in the Plebiscite area of Upper Silesia (1920-1921). In 1927, Howard Haines Brinton was recorded a minister in the Society of Friends. He returned to teach physics at Earlham College (1922-1928), religion at Mills College (1928-1936). Brinton served as acting director and lecturer at Pendle Hill Graduate School of Religion & Social Study (1934-1935) and director (1936-1952). He continued to be active as the Swarthmore lecturer in London (1931), resident fellow and lecturer at Selly Oak in England (1931), lecturer at Haverford College (1932, 1945 & 1949), William Penn lecturer in Philadelphia (1932 & 1938), lecturer at Bryn Mawr College, (1934 & 1936), Dudleian lecturer at Harvard (1949). He was representative of the American Friends Service Committee in Japan (1952-1954). Howard Haines Brinton was author of several books, including Friends for 300 Years (1952), The Mystic Will (1930), Creative Worship (1931), Divine Human Society (1938), editor and contributor to Children of Light (1938), Quaker Education (1940), editor and contributor to Byways in Quaker History (1944, Creative Worship and other Essays (1963). He was also author of pamphlets published by Pendle Hill. Howard Brinton died in 1973."