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Clergyman

Jackson Kemper, American clergyman.

Background

Kemper, Jackson was born on December 24, 1789 in Pleasant Valley, New York, United States. Son of Daniel and Elizabeth (Marius) Kemper.

Education

Graduate Columbia (valedictorian), 1809, honorary Doctor of Divinity, 1829. Honorary Doctor of Divinity, Oxford (England) University, 1868. Honorary Doctor of Laws Cambridge (England) University, 1868.

Career

Ordained deacon Protestant Episcopal Church, 1811, priest, 1814. Elected 1st missionary bishop Protestant Episcopal Church with jurisdiction over N.W., 1835, also appointed bishop of Wisconsin, 1854. Founded Kemper College, Nashotah House, Racine College (all for training missionaries).

Established 7 dioceses, opened numerous schools and academics, established Episcopal Church in N.W. Attended Council of Bishops of Protestant Episcopal Church, England, 1868.

Connections

Married Jerusha Lyman, 1816. Married second, Ann Relf, 1821.

father:
Daniel Kemper

mother:
Elizabeth (Marius) Kemper

spouses:
Jerusha Lyman

Ann Relf