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Charles Sumner Burch

baseball player , priest

Charles Sumner Burch was an American Protestant Episcopal clergyman.


Burch, Charles Sumner was born on June 30, 1855 in Pinckney, Michigan, United States. Son of Lawrence D. and Emily (Dunning) Burch.


Bachelor of Arts, University of Michigan, 1875. (Doctor of Divinity, St. John’s, Maryland., 1908. S.T.D., Hobart, 1909, Columbia, 1911.

Doctor of Laws, University of Michigan, 1912. Doctor of Divinity, University of the South, 1913).


From 1897 to 1905 he was editor of the Grand Rapids' Evening Press. He had taken deacon's orders in 1895 and was ordained priest in 1905. After being rector of Saint Andrew's, Staten Island, New York City, for six years he was consecrated suffragan bishop of New York in 1911.

He succeeded David Hummell Greer as Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New York.


Married Margaret Hadley, November 29, 1876.

Lawrence D. Burch

Emily (Dunning) Burch

Margaret Hadley