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Richard Green Waterhouse, American bishop.

Background

Waterhouse, Richard Green was born on December 24, 1855 in near Spring City, Rhea County, Tennessee, United States. Son of Franklin and Lorinda Rachel Sims (Thompson) Waterhouse.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Emory and Henry College, Emory, Virginia, 1885. Doctor of Divinity, West Virginia University, 1891.

Career

Ordained Methodist Episcopal Church, South, ministry, 1880 and 1885. Pastor, Jonesboro, Tennessee, 1880-1881. City missionary, Knoxville, 1885, and pastor Church St. Church, Knoxville, 1886-1890.

Presiding elder, Radford District, Virginia, 1890-1892. Professor of English, 1892-1893, president, 1893-1910, Emory and Henry College. Elected bishop, May 18, 1910.

Membership

Member 5 General Confs. Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Member Board Education, 1902-1910.

Connections

Married Carrie Steele, February 3, 1887 (died 1891). Married second, Mistress.

father:
Franklin Waterhouse

mother:
Lorinda Rachel Sims (Thompson) Waterhouse

spouse:
Carrie Steele

spouse:
Mistress