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William Paul Barnds, American bishop. Club: Torch.


Barnds, William Paul was born on August 5, 1904 in Sweet Springs, Missouri, United States. Son of William Tyson and Virginia (Larsen) Barnds.


Bachelor of Arts, Missouri Valley College, 1925, honorary Doctor of Divinity, 1947. Master of Arts, University Missouri, 1927. Doctor of Philosophy, University Nebraska, 1949.

Bachelor of Divinity, University of Chicago, 1940. School of Theology and Ministry, Seabury-Western Seminary, 1944, S.T.D. (honorary), 1967. Doctor of Divinity, University of South, 1967.


Ordained deacon Episcopal Church, 1932, priest, 1933, bishop, 1966. Rector in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and Indiana, 1933-1956. Lecturer philosophy and literature Indiana U. extension at South Bend, 1954-1956.

Rector Trinity Church, Fort Worth, 1956-1966. Suffragan bishop Diocese Dallas, 1966-1973. Adjunct Professor philosophy Texas Christian U., 1956-1973.

Chairman department Christian education Diocese Kansas, 1939-1944, department Christian social relations Diocese Nebraska, 1945-1948, deputy promotion, also member bishop and council Diocese Northern Indiana, 1954-1956. Member executive council departments Christian education, promotion and division missions Diocese Dallas. 1956-1966, member standing committee, 1958-1961.

Deputy to general convs., 1937. 43, 46, 49, 52, 55, 58.


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Club: Torch.


Married Ida Lou Sterrett, June 30, 1930. Children: William Joseph, Mary Ida (Mistress James W. Garrard), Virginia Lou (Mistress Nicholas George Albanese, Junior.

William Tyson Barnds

Virginia (Larsen) Barnds

Ida Lou Sterrett

William Joseph Barnds

Virginia Lou (Mistress Nicholas George Albanese Barnds

Mary Ida Barnds (Mistress James W. Garrard)

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