Log In

Walter Taylor Sumner

bishop

Walter Taylor Sumner, American bishop. Member Chicago Board of Education, 1909-1915; member joint commission on Payment of Prisoners, Loan Sharks, Child Labor and as; member of advisory council Boy Scouts America, and; member of the board of directors Oregon Social Hygiene Society, Public Welfare Society Oregon Tuberculosis Association; member Honor Court of Boy Scouts.

Background

Sumner, Walter Taylor was born on December 5, 1873 in Manchester, New Hampshire, United States. Son of Charles Davenport and Rintha (Thompson) Sumner.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Dartmouth, 1898. Graduate Western Theological Seminary, Chicago, 1904. Doctor of Divinity, Northwestern, 1912, Dartmouth, 1913, and Western Theological Seminary, 1915.

Honorary Phi Beta Kappa, Dartmouth College, 1933.

Career

Deacon, 1903, priest, 1904, Protestant Episcopal Church. Secretary to bishop of Chicago. 1903-1906; pastor St. George’s Church, Chicago, 1904-1906.

Dean, Cathedral Steamship. Peter and Paul and superintendent City Missions of the Episcopal Church, Chicago, 1906-1915. Consecrated bishop of Oregon, January 6, 1915.

Membership

Member Chicago Board of Education, 1909-1915. Member joint commission on Payment of Prisoners, Loan Sharks, Child Labor and as. Member of advisory council Boy Scouts America, and.

Member of the board of directors Oregon Social Hygiene Society, Public Welfare Society Oregon Tuberculosis Association. Member Honor Court of Boy Scouts.

Connections

Married Myrtle Mitchell, January 1, 1918. Children: Elizabeth Ann, Mary Jane.

father:
Charles Davenport Sumner

mother:
Rintha (Thompson) Sumner

spouse:
Myrtle Mitchell

child:
Elizabeth Ann Sumner

child:
Mary Jane Sumner