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William Alfred Fountain. Sr.

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William Alfred Fountain, Sr., American bishop. Member of executive board Boy Scouts; member Interracial Committee of Georgia President board of trustees Morris Brown College; Member Sigma Pi Phi. Senior bishop emeritus African Methodist Episcopal Church.

Background

Sr., William Alfred Fountain, was born on October 29, 1870 in Elberton, Georgia, United States. Son of Richard and Virginia F.

Education

Normal course, Allen U., Columbia, South Carolina., 1892. Bachelor of Arts, Morris Brown U., Atlanta, 1901. Bachelor of Divinity, Turner Theological Seminary, Atlanta, 1902.

Master of Arts, Northwestern University, 1919. Doctor of Divinity, Wilberforce (Ohio) U., 1920, Doctor of Laws, 1927. Studied University of Chicago and Garrett Biblical Institute.

Career

Ordained ministry African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1894. Pastorates in Georgia and Wilmington, North Carolina. Presiding elder Athens (Georgia) District.

President Morris Brown U. since 1911. Elected bishop, 1920, and assigned to 18th and part of 13th districts from California to West Indies and S. American, presided over 6th Episcopal District including Georgia, 12th District including Arkansas and Oklahoma, now 9th District including Alabama Chairman Ednl. Board and Religious Education Department of African Methodist Episcopal Church, National Council Churches of Christ in United States of America.

Membership

Member of executive board Boy Scouts. Member Interracial Committee of Georgia President board of trustees Morris Brown College. Member Sigma Pi Phi. Senior bishop emeritus African Methodist Episcopal Church.

Connections

Married Jessie Williams June 29, 1894 (died September, 1898).

father:
Richard F.

mother:
Virginia F.

spouse:
Jessie Williams June 29