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Richard Henry Nelson

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Richard Henry Nelson, American bishop.

Background

Nelson, Richard Henry was born on November 10, 1859 in New York, New York, United States. Son of Edward Delavan and Susan Blanchard (Macdonald) Nelson.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Trinity College, Connecticut, 1880, A.M., 1883. University of Leipzig, 1880-1881. Berkeley Division School, Connecticut, 1881-1883.

Honorary Doctor of Divinity, Trinity, and Berkeley, 1904. S.T.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1904.

Career

Assistant St. John’s Church, Stamford, Connecticut, 1883-1884. Rector Grace Church, Waterville, New York, 1884-1887, Christ Church, Norwich, Connecticut, 1887-1897, St. Peter’s Church, Philadelphia, 1897-1904. Consecrated bishop coadjutor of Albany, New York, May 19, 1904.

Became bishop of Albany, May 17, 1913. Resigned, July 1, 1929. Home: Albany, New York.

Connections

Married Harriet Schuyler Anderson, January 20, 1885. Children: Richard McD., John L. Deacon, 1883, priest, 1884, Protestant Episcopal Church.

father:
Edward Delavan Nelson

mother:
Susan Blanchard (Macdonald) Nelson

spouse:
Harriet Schuyler Anderson

child:
1884 Nelson

child:
Richard McD. Nelson

child:
priest Nelson

child:
P.E. Ch Nelson

child:
John L. Deacon Nelson

child:
1883 Nelson