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John James Gravatt, American bishop. award, Boy Scouts America, Member Delta Tau Delta. Mason.; Club: Rotary (Columbia, South Carolina.).

Background

Gravatt, John James was born on October 3, 1881 in Hampton, Virginia, United States. Son of John James and Indie Wray (Jones) Gravatt.

Education

Student McGuire’s School, Richmond, Virginia, 1893-1900. Bachelor of Arts, University of Virginia, 1903. Student P.E. Theological Seminary, Alexandria, Virginia, 1905-1908, honorary Doctor of Divinity, 1932.

Doctor of Divinity, University of the South, 1939.

Career

Teacher McGuire’s School, 1903-1905. Ordained deacon, P.E. Church, 1908, priest, 1909. Assistant secretary Church Students Missionary Association, 1908-1909.

Student secretary Board Missions Episcopal Church, 1909-1911. Rector Slaughters Parish, Rapidan, Virginia, 1911-1913, Church of the Ascension, Frankfort, Kentucky, 1913-1918. Chaplain, United States Army, with American Expeditionary Forces, 1918-1919.

Rector Trinity Church, Staunton, Virginia, 1919-1939. Bishop Upper South Carolina from 1939. President Trustees of Protestant Episcopal Church in Upper South Carolina.

President Episcopal Church Home for Children, York. President P.E. Society for Advancement of Christianity in Upper South Carolina. Trustee University of the South.

Member board of directors Kanuga Conferences, Inc. Received Beaver award, Boy Scouts America.

Membership

Mason.; Club: Rotary (Columbia, South Carolina.).

Connections

Married Helen Stevens, April 19, 1922 (deceased). Children: Helen Stevens, George Stevens (deceased).

father:
John James Gravatt

mother:
Indie Wray (Jones) Gravatt

spouse:
Helen Stevens

child:
Helen Stevens Gravatt

child:
George Stevens Gravatt (deceased)