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


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


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.


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.


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


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

John James Gravatt

Indie Wray (Jones) Gravatt

Helen Stevens

Helen Stevens Gravatt

George Stevens Gravatt (deceased)