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Alexander Mann, American bishop. Member Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

Mann, Alexander was born on December 2, 1860 in Geneva, New York, United States. Son of Duncan Cameron and Caroline Brother (Schuyler) Mann.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Hobart College, 1881, S.T.D., 1900. Bachelor of Sacred Theology, General Theological Seminary, 1886, S.T.D., 1923. Doctor of Laws, Kenyon and Allegheny colls., 1923.

Career

Deacon, 1885, priest, 1886, Protestant Episcopal Church. Assistant minister, St. James Church, Buffalo, New York, 1885-1886. Assistant minister, 1887-1900, rector, 1900-1905, Grace Church, Orange, New Jersey, rector Trinity Church, Boston, 1905-1923.

Elected bishop of Washington, 1908, but declined, for reason that his work in Boston was still unfinished. Elected suffragan bishop of Diocese of Newark, 1915, but declined. Elected bishop of Western New York, 1917, but declined.

Consecrated bishop of Pittsburgh, January 25, 1923. President House of Clerical and Lay Deputies of General Convention of Protestant Episcopal Church, 1913, 16, 19, 22. Retired December 31, 1943.

Membership

Member Phi Beta Kappa.

Connections

Married Nellie Gerrish Knapp, 1896.

father:
Duncan Cameron Mann

mother:
Caroline Brother (Schuyler) Mann

spouse:
Nellie Gerrish Knapp