Gerald Stanley Lee

Biography of Gerald Stanley Lee

Gerald Stanley Lee (1862-1944) was an American Congregational clergyman and the author of numerous books and essays. Lee was "a frequent contributor of reviews to the Critic and other periodicals and wrote books on religion, modern culture, and physical fitness.

Lee was opposed to U.S. entry into World War I, writing essays and editorials characterizing the War as a clumsy effort of the nations involved to communicate their desires, and one that could be settled without any U.S. intervention. This drew a harsh rebuke from G. K. Chesterton, who criticized Lee for imagining that the war then underway could be ended by mere discussion, and for treating the warring forces as if they were on equal moral footing.

Lee and his wife Jennette and daughter Geraldine summered on Monhegan Island, Maine for over 30 years. He published a 10 cent magazine called Mount Tom in Northamptom, MA.

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