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KKirkman George Finlay (October 1, 1877 - August 27, 1938) was the first bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina.

Background

Finlay, Kirkman George was born on October 1, 1877 in Greenville, South Carolina, United States. Son of James Alexander and Marian Ponsonby (Gun) Finlay.

Education

Finlay attended a private school in Greenville, and later attended Furman University, receiving a Bachelor of Literature degree in June, 1899.

Career

Deacon, 1902, priest, 1903, Protestant Episcopal Church. Missionary in charge Trinity Chapel, Clemson (South Carolina.) College, 1902-1907. Rector Trinity Church, Columbia, South Carolina., 1907-1921.

Consecrated bishop coadjutor Diocese of South Carolina., January 20, 1921. Bishop Diocese of Upper South Carolina., since October 10, 1922. Young Men’s Christian Association secretary with American Expeditionary Forces in France, 1918-1919.

Trustee Florence (South Carolina.) Industrial School, Porter Military Academy, (Charleston, South Carolina.), St. Mary’s Colored School (Columbia, South Carolina.). Director Rescue Orphanage, Columbia.

Membership

Member of State Relief Council of Reconstruction Finance Corporation.

Connections

Married Lucy Reed, April.

father:
James Alexander Finlay

mother:
Marian Ponsonby (Gun) Finlay

spouse:
Lucy Reed