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James Craik Morris

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James Craik Morris, American bishop. Member Society of The Cincinnati, Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Tau Omega.

Background

Morris, James Craik was born on June 18, 1870 in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. Son of John Hite Morton and Fanny (Craik) Morris.

Education

Bachelor of Letters of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee, 1890, Master of Arts, 1891, Doctor of Divinity, 1915. Bachelor of Laws, Louisville Law School, 1892. General Theological Seminary, 1893.

Career

Deacon and priest, Protestant Episcopal Church, 1896. Assistant St. Matthew’s. Cathedral, Dallas, Texas, 1896-1898.

Curate. St. James Church, Brooklyn, New York, 1898-1901. Dean St. Mary’s Cathedral, Memphis, Tennessee, 1901-1916. Rector Grace Church, Madison, Wisconsin, 1916-1920.

Consecrated bishop of Panama Canal Zone and Parts Adjacent, February 1920. Became bishop of Diocese of Louisiana, September 24, 1930. Retired March 1, 1939.

Membership

Member Society of The Cincinnati, Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Tau Omega.

Connections

Married Edith Garland Tucker, October 31, 1900. Children: Edith Nelson, Mary Leith, James Craik.

father:
John Hite Morton Morris

mother:
Fanny (Craik) Morris

spouse:
Edith Garland Tucker

child:
James Craik Morris

child:
Mary Leith Morris

child:
Edith Nelson Morris