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Spence Burton

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Spence Burton, American bishop. Member American Church U., Clerical Association for Maintenance and Defense of Catholic Principles.

Background

Burton, Spence was born on October 4, 1881 in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States. Son of Caspar Henry and Byrd Waithman (Spence) Burton.

Education

Bachelor of Arts cum laude, Harvard, 1903, A.M., 1904. Bachelor of Divinity, General Theological Seminary, 1907, S.T.D. (honorary), 1939. Honorary Doctor of Divinity, Nashotah (Wisconsin) House, 1930.

Unmarried. Reporter New York Daily News, 1903-1904. Ordered deacon, Episcopal Church, 1907. Assistant Church of St. John the Evangelist, Boston, 1907-1908.

Ordained priest, 1908. Novice of Society of St. John the Evangelist, Cowley-St. John, Oxford, England, 1908-1912. Professed religious, 1912.

Master of novices and master of lay brothers, Society of St. John the Evangelist, St. Francis House, Cambridge, Msss., 1913-1921. Superior of Branch House of Society of St. John the Evangelist, San Francisco, rector Church of the Advent, San Francisco, and chaplain California State Prison, San Quentin, California, 1922-1924. Father superior of America Congregation of Society of St. John the Evangelist, headquarters at Monastery of St. Mary and St. John, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and chaplain general Sisters of St. Margaret in United States of America, Canada and Haiti, 1924-1939.

Consecrated bishop, 1939. Suffragan bishop of Haiti and Dominican Republic, 1939, Nassau from 1942.

Career

Assistant Church of St. John the Evangelist, Boston, 1907-1908.

Membership

Member American Church U., Clerical Association for Maintenance and Defense of Catholic Principles. Clubs: Queen City of Caspar Henry Burton, 1921.

Connections

father:
Caspar Henry Burton

mother:
Byrd Waithman (Spence) Burton