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James Matthew Maxon

bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee

James Matthew Maxon was the fourth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee, serving in that capacity from 1935 to January 1, 1947.

Background

Maxon, James Matthew was born on January 1, 1875 in Bay City, Michigan, United States. Son of Daniel and Anna (MacKenney) Maxon.

Education

Student General Theological Seminary, 1906. Honorary Master of Arts, Knox College, 1910. Doctor of Divinity, University of South, Sewanee, Tennessee, 1921.

Doctor of Laws, Southwestern University, 1941.

Career

Deacon and priest, Protestant Episcopal Church, 1907. Rector Grace Church, Galesburg, Illinois, 1907-1910. President Margaret College, Versailles, Kentucky, 1910-1917.

Also rector St. John’s Church, Versailles, 1912-1917. Rector St. Mark’s, Louisville, Kentucky, 1917-1920. Rector Christ Church, Nashville, Tennessee, 1920-1922.

Consecrated bishop coadjutor of diocese of Tennessee, October 18, 1922. Bishop of Tennessee since October 1935. Elected Chancellor of University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee, June, 1942.

Deputy General Convention, 1913, 16, 19. Retired January 1, 1947.

Membership

Mason.

Connections

Married Blanche Morris, September 10, 1903. Children: James Matthew, John Burton.

father:
Daniel Maxon

mother:
Anna (MacKenney) Maxon

spouse:
Blanche Morris

child:
John Burton Maxon

child:
James Matthew Maxon