Christian Funeral Rites for Sir Maurice Low
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Christian Funeral Rites for Sir Maurice Low

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Christian rites will be performed at the funeral of Sir A. Maurice Low, British journalist and American correspondent for the London “Morning Post” for about forty years. Sir Maurice was the author of many books on political and social questions and the recipient of distinctions from many governments and a member of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences.

Sir Maurice was the son of Maximilian Low and a brother of the late Sir Sidney James Low, author and biographer. He was born in London in 1860, was educated at King’s College and in Austria. He held an M.A. degree from Dartmouth College.

The announcement of the family that there would be Christian rites at the funeral came as a surprise to many Jewish circles, since there was no public record of Sir Maurice’s conversion to Christianity as far as could be ascertained here. He is survived by a son, Philip Low of Los Angeles.

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