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William Mercer Green, American bishop. Mason, K. of Philisophy; Member Kappa Sigma.


Green, William Mercer was born on July 12, 1876 in Greenville, Mississippi, United States. Son of Review Duncan Cameron and Belle (Bott) Green.


Bachelor of Arts, University of the South, 1896, Master of Arts, 1898, Bachelor of Divinity, 1899, Doctor of Divinity, 1919.


Deacon, 1899, priest, 1900, Protestant Episcopal Church. Minister in charge St. Colomb’s, Jackson, St. Luke’s, Ridgeland, and St. John’s, Florida. Rector Grace Church, Canton, Mississippi, 1900-1902.

Assistant rector St. John’s Church, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1902-1904. Rector St. Paul’s Church, Meridian, Mississippi, 1904-1909. Dean All Saints College, Vicksburg, 1909-1911.

Rector St. Andrew’s Church, Jackson, Mississippi, 1911-1919. Consecrated bishop coadjutor of Mississippi, May 29, 1919. Bishop of Mississippi by succession, November 2, 1938.

Hale Memorial preacher, Seabury Western Theological Seminary, October 20, 1936. Trustee University of the South, All Saints College, DuBose Memorial Church Training School, Institutions of Higher Learning of State of Mississippi.


Mason, K. of Philisophy. Member Kappa Sigma.


Married Pauline Leila Priestley, November 16, 1904.

Review Duncan Cameron Green

Belle (Bott) Green

Pauline Leila Priestley