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Richard Bland Mitchell

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Richard Bland Mitchell, American bishop. Member Phi Delta Theta, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

Mitchell, Richard Bland was born on July 26, 1887 in Rolla, Missouri, United States. Son of Ewing Young and Amanda Corinne (Medley) Mitchell.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, University of the South, 1908, Bachelor of Divinity, 1912, Doctor of Divinity, 1931.

Career

Ordained to ministry Protestant Episcopal Church, 1912. Associate mission work Mississippi, 1912-1915. Visiting missions in Orient, 1914.

Correspondent secretary General Board of Missions, New York City, 1915-1919. Charge central office Nationwide Campaign of Episcopal Church, 1919. Secretary field department National Council Episcopal Church, New York City, 1920-1923, executive secretary, 1923-1928, member Council, 1946-1952.

Director expansion University of the South, 1928-1929. Rector St. Mary’s Church, Birmingham, Alabama, 1929-1938. Consecrated bishop of Arkansas, 1938.

Deputy to General Convention Episcopal Church, 1931-1937. President standing committee, member Executive Committee Diocese of Alabama Board regents University of the South, chancellor, 1950-1956. Chairman board of trustees St. Mark’s School, Birmingham.

Trustee All Saints’ College, Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Membership

Member Phi Delta Theta, Phi Beta Kappa.

Connections

Married Vivien McQuiston, April. Children: Richard Bland McQuiston, Vivien Theodosia.

father:
Ewing Young Mitchell

mother:
Amanda Corinne (Medley) Mitchell

spouse:
Vivien McQuiston

child:
Richard Bland McQuiston Mitchell

child:
Vivien Theodosia Mitchell