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William Loftin Hargrave


William Loftin Hargrave, American clergyman. Club: St. Petersburg Yacht.


Hargrave, William Loftin was born on November 10, 1903 in Wilson, North Carolina, United States. Son of Benjamin Worthington and Frances (Daniel) Hargrave.


Bachelor of Laws, Atlanta Law School, 1924. Bachelor of Divinity, Virginia Theological Seminary, 1932, Doctor of Divinity, 1962. School of Theology and Ministry, University of South, 1952, Doctor of Divinity, 1962.


Admitted to Georgia bar, 1925. Assistant trust officer Miami Bank & Trust Company (Florida), 1924-1926. Associate firm Shutts & Bowen, Miami, 1926-1927.

Ordained to ministry Episcopalian Church, 1932. Rector in Cocoa, Florida, 1932-1943, Fort Pierce, Florida, 1943-1945, Holy Comforter Church, Miami, 1945-1948, Holy Communion Church, Charleston, South Carolina., 1948-1953. Executive secretary Diocese of South Florida, Winter Park, 1953-1961.

Consecrated bishop Diocese of South Florida, 1961-1970. Bishop of S.W. Florida, 1970-1975. President Wuesthoff Hospital, Cocoa, Florida, 1941-1943, Porter Military Academy, Charleston, 1952.

President Florida Council Churches, 1957-1958, Florida Migrant Ministry, 1963-1966. Member general board National Council Churches Christ, from 1964. Member Lambeth Conference, London, England., 1968.


Club: St. Petersburg Yacht.


Married Minnie Frances Whittington, February 13, 1939. Children: Frances, Elizabeth, Sarah, William.

Benjamin Worthington Hargrave

Frances (Daniel) Hargrave

Minnie Frances Whittington

Frances Hargrave

Elizabeth Hargrave

Sarah Hargrave

William Hargrave