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Clergyman

Edwin Whitney Bishop, American clergyman. Served as moderator Michigan Congressional Churches, chairman American Red Cross, president Social Service Bureau, etc. First lecturer, W. F. Ayers Foundation on The Evolution of the Soul.; Member Theta Delta Chi, Phi Beta Kappa, Theta Phi.; Mason (32°,Kiloton).

Background

Bishop, Edwin Whitney was born on May 12, 1869 in Norwich, Connecticut, United States. Son of Sherman B. and Ellen L. (Webber) Bishop.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Williams, 1892. Graduate Hartford Theological Seminary, 1897. Studied University of Berlin, 1897-1898.

Doctor of Divinity, Dartmouth, 1905.

Career

Instructor natural science, Whitman College, Washington, 1893-1894. Ordained Congressional ministry, 1898. Pastor Stafford Springs, Connecticut, 1898-1900, Concord, N.H., 1900-1907, Oak Park, Illinois, 1908-1909, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1909-1915, Brockton, Massachusetts, 1915-1918.

Pastor Plymouth Congressional Church, Lansing, 1918-1939, pastor emeritus since 1939.

Membership

Served as moderator Michigan Congressional Churches, chairman American Red Cross, president Social Service Bureau, etc. First lecturer, W. F. Ayers Foundation on The Evolution of the Soul. Member Theta Delta Chi, Phi Beta Kappa, Theta Phi.

Mason (32°,Kiloton).

Connections

Married Rachel Rand, June 11, 1903. Children: David Rand, Helen, Ruth.

father:
Sherman B. Bishop

mother:
Ellen L. (Webber) Bishop

spouse:
Rachel Rand

child:
David Rand Bishop

child:
Helen Bishop

child:
Ruth Bishop