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John Adams Pinckney, American bishop. Member Newcomen Society.


Pinckney, John Adams was born on March 8, 1905 in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, United States. Son of Francis Douglas and Mary Lee (Adams) Pinckney.


Student College of Charleston, 1925-1926, DuBose Memorial School, 1926-1928. Bachelor of Divinity, U. South, 1931, Doctor of Divinity, 1964.


Ordained to ministry Episcopal Church, 1931. Minister Diocese of South Carolina., 1931-1937, Church of Holy Cross, Tyron, North Carolina, 1937-1939. Rector St. Paul’s Church, Charleston, South Carolina., 1939-1941.

Minister Holy Trinity Church, Clemson, South Carolina., also chaplain Episcopal students Clemson College, 1941-1948. Rector St. James’ Church, Greenville, South Carolina., 1948-1959. Archdeacon Diocese of Upper South Carolina., 1959-1963, bishop, 1963-1972.

Director youth confs. Kanuga Confs., Hendersonville, North Carolina, 1932-1942, director confs. program, 1942-1950, vice president confs., 1967, president of the board trustee confs., 1971-1972. Secretary Diocese of Upper South Carolina., also secretary Diocesan Executive Council, 1954-1963.

Deputy to General Convs. and Provincial Synods. President board trustee Porter Academy, Charleston, South Carolina. Trustee Episcopal Radio-television Foundation.


Member Newcomen Society.


Married Hilda W. Emerson, October 8, 1931. Children: Hilda Emerson (Mistress.

Francis Douglas Pinckney

Mary Lee (Adams) Pinckney

Hilda W. Emerson

Hilda Emerson (Mrs Pinckney