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William George Mcdowell

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William George Mcdowell, American bishop.

Background

Mcdowell, William George was born on August 2, 1882 in Lexington, Virginia, United States. Son of William George and Ruth Conway (Prichard) Mcdowell.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Washington and Lee University, 1902. Bachelor of Divinity, Virginia Theological Seminary, 1909, Doctor of Divinity, 1922. Doctor of Divinity, University of the South, 1923, Washington and Lee University, 1923.

Career

Deacon and priest, Protestant Episcopal Church, 1909. Rector Meherrin Parish, Virginia, 1909-1913, Emmanuel Church, Staunton, Virginia, 1913-1918. First lieutenant chaplain United States of America, 1918-1919.

Student pastor Alabama Polytechnic Institute, 1919-1922. Bishop coadjutor of Alabama, 1922. Bishop of Alabama, 1928.

Trustee University of the South. Home: Birmingham, Ala.

Connections

Married Mary Meade Phelps, May 25, 1915. Children: William George, Richard Edward, Robert (deceased), John Meade, Alan, Douglas Randolph, Mary Meade.

father:
William George Mcdowell

mother:
Ruth Conway (Prichard) Mcdowell

spouse:
Mary Meade Phelps

child:
William George Mcdowell

child:
Douglas Randolph Mcdowell

child:
John Meade Mcdowell

child:
Robert Mcdowell (deceased)

child:
Alan Mcdowell

child:
Richard Edward Mcdowell

child:
Mary Meade Mcdowell