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William Fisher Lewis, American bishop. Member Alpha Sigma Phi.

Background

Lewis, William Fisher was born on May 15, 1902 in Elmsford, New York, United States. Son of Review Charles Smith and Ethel Lynde Digby (Oliver) Lewis.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1923. Graduate General Theological Seminary, 1926, S.T.D. (honorary) General Theological Seminary, 1942. Honorary Doctor of Divinity, Church Divinity School of Pacific, 1958.

Career

Ordained priest, 1926. Deacon in charge St. Matthias Mission, Trenton, New Jersey, and St. Matthews. Pennington, 1926; priest in charge Madison Valley Missions, Jeffers, Montana, 1926-1931.

Rector St. James Church, Bozeman, Montana, 1931-1936, St. Paul’s Church, Burlington, Vermont, 1936-1942. Consecrated missionary bishop of Nevada, 1942. Bishop coadjutor of Olympia, 1959, bishop, 1960.

Vice president Province of the Pacific, 1952-1954. Honorary president Rural Workers.

Membership

Member Alpha Sigma Phi. Clubs: University (Seattle).

Connections

Married Margaret Nash Thompson, June 27, 1928. Children: Robert Charles, Anna Thompson.

father:
Review Charles Smith Lewis

mother:
Ethel Lynde Digby (Oliver) Lewis

spouse:
Margaret Nash Thompson

children:
Robert Charles Lewis

Anna Thompson Lewis