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James Dewolf Perry

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James Dewolf Perry, American bishop. Member Phi Kappa Sigma, Society of the Cincinnati, Pilgrims of America (vice president).

Background

Perry, James Dewolf was born on October 3, 1871 in Germantown, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of James De Wolf and Elisabeth Russell (Tyson) Perry.

Education

Graduate Germantown Academy, 1887. Bachelor of Arts, University of Pennsylvania, 1891, S.T.D., 1911, Doctor of Laws, 1931. Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1892.

Bachelor of Divinity, Cambridge Theological School, 1895. Doctor of Divinity, Brown, 1912, Trinity, 1932, University of South, 1933. S.T.D., General Theological Seminary, 1931.

S.T.D., Columbia, 1931. S.T.D., Russian Orthodox Theological Seminary, Paris, 1940.

Career

Deacon, 1895, priest, 1896, Protestant Episcopal Church. Assistant minister Christ Church, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1895-1897. Rector Christ Church, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, 1897-1904, St. Paul’s Church, New Haven, Connecticut, 1904-1911.

Consecrated bishop of Rhode Island, January 6, 1911. Presiding bishop Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States 1930-1937, Overseer Harvard University, 1937-1943. Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur’Honneur (France).

Chaplain, 6th Massachusetts Infantry, 1898-1904. Senior Red Cross chaplain, World War, 1918, 19.

Membership

Member Phi Kappa Sigma, Society of the Cincinnati, Pilgrims of America (vice president). Clubs: Art.

Connections

Married Edith Dean Weir, January 2, 1908.

father:
James De Wolf Perry

mother:
Elisabeth Russell (Tyson) Perry

spouse:
Edith Dean Weir