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George Purnell Gunn, American bishop. Member Order First Families of Virginia, Phi Delta Theta.; Mason, Rotarian (board directors).

Background

Gunn, George Purnell was born on October 11, 1903 in Winona, Mississippi, United States. Son of Elijah Steirling and Susan Ellwood (Carter) Gunn.

Education

Graduate Portestant Episcopal Theological Seminary, Alexandria, Virginia, 1930, Doctor of Divinity, 1948. Student Virginia Episcopal School, Lynchburg, 1921-1923. University of Virginia, 1924-1927.

Career

Carter Tredway. Ordained deacon Protestant Episcopal Church, 1929, priest, 1930. Consecrated bishop, 1948. Rector Moore Parish, Altavista.

Virginia, 1930-1932, Church of the Good Shepherd, Norfolk, Virginia, 1932-1948. Bishop coadjutor Diocese Southern Virginia, 1948-1950, diocesan (senior bishop), April 1950-1971. Dean Tidewater Convocation.

President board turstees St. Paul’s Polytechnic Institute Lawrenceville, Virginia. Trustee P.E. Theological Seminary, Chathan Hall, Episcopal H.S., Stuart Hall, Boy’s Home, Jackson-Field Home. Board of directors Travelers Aid.

Board directors, member Executive Committee Tidewater council Boy Scouts American, Norfolk chapter American Red Cross.

Membership

Member Order First Families of Virginia, Phi Delta Theta. Mason, Rotarian (board directors).

Connections

Married Frances Hawkins Purnell, September 3, 1930. Children: George Purnell Junior.

father:
Elijah Steirling Gunn

mother:
Susan Ellwood (Carter) Gunn

spouse:
Frances Hawkins Purnell

child:
George Purnell Jr Gunn