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Benjamin Martin Washburn, American bishop. Member Mayflower Society, Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

Background

Washburn, Benjamin Martin was born on June 1, 1887 in Bethel, Vermont, United States. Son of Seth Monroe and Kate Strong (Brooks) Washburn.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Dartmouth, 1907, Doctor of Divinity, 1929. Bachelor of Divinity, General Theological Seminary of Protestant Episcopal Church, 1913, S.T.D., 1933. 1933; Doctor of Divinity, Kenyon College, 1949, Hobart College, 1951.

Career

1 son, Seth. Ordained to ministry Protestant Episcopal Church, 1912. Curate Grace Church, New York, 1912-1915, vicar, 1915-1918. Rector St. Paul’s Church, Kansas City, 1918-1929, Emmanuel Church, Boston, 1929-1932.

Bishop coadjutor Diocese of Newark, 1932-1935, bishop, since 1935. Trustee Newark Museum, General Theological Seminary of Protestant Episcopal Church, Church Pension Fund, Church Life Insurance Corporation, Church Properties Fire Insurance Company, Church Hymnal Corporation President, Church Pension Fund. Vice president New Jersey History Society.

Membership

Member Mayflower Society, Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Clubs: Essex (Newark).

Connections

Married Henrietta Tracy de Selding, April.

father:
Seth Monroe Washburn

mother:
Kate Strong (Brooks) Washburn

spouse:
Henrietta Tracy de Selding