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James Henry Darlington was an American bishop.


Darlington, James Henry was born on June 9, 1856 in Brooklyn, New York, United States. Son of Thomas and Hannah Anne (Goodliffe) Darlington.


Bachelor of Arts, New York University, 1877, A.M., 1880, Doctor of Divinity, 1895. Graduate Princeton Theological Seminary, 1880. Doctor of Philosophy., Princeton, 1884.

Doctor of Laws, St. John’s, Maryland., 1905, Doctor of Laws, Dickinson, 1907, Lafayette College, Pennsylvania, 1927. Distric.T., Halki Greek Seminary, Constantinople, 1923.


Henry Vane Bearns, Alfred William Bearns (deceased), Review Gilbert Sterling Bancroft, Eleanor Townsend (Mistress J. Ellis Fisher), Review Elliott Christopher Bearns, Kate Brampton. Deacon and priest, Protestant Episcopal Church, 1882. Assistant 1882-1883; rector, 1883-1905, Christ Church, Brooklyn.

Consecrated first bishop of Harrisburg, April 26, 1905. Archdeacon, Brooklyn, 1896-1898. Lecturer New York University, 1902-1903.

Chaplain, 47th regiment, N.G.S.N.Y.


Served as lieutenant colonel on staff governor of Pennsylvania. Member Committee Public Safety of Pennsylvania, World War. Member of advisory committee National Probation Association Officer Legion of Honor (France).

Mason. Knight of Holy Sepulchre (Patriarch of Jerusalem), 1922. Chairman Commission to Confer with Eastern Orthodox Churches and the Old Catholics from Episcopal Church of the United States, 1910-1925, visiting Constantinople, Athens, etc., 1920, arranging and having signed Concordat between Eastern and Western Churches.


Married Ella Louise Bearns, July 26, 1888. Children: Review.

Thomas Darlington

Hannah Anne (Goodliffe) Darlington

Ella Louise Bearns

Rev Darlington