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William Vernon Middleton, American bishop. Member Phi Kappa Sigma, Omicron Delta Kappa.; Mason.


Middleton, William Vernon was born on December 25, 1902 in Baltimore. Son of William Franklin and Stella May (Fort) Middleton.


Bachelor of Arts, Dickinson College, 1928, Doctor of Divinity, 1953, Doctor of Laws, 1961. Bachelor of Divinity, Drew Theological Seminary, 1931, Doctor of Philosophy., 1946. Master of Arts, New York University, 1932.

Postgraduate Mansfield College, University of Oxford, 1933-1934. Doctor of Divinity, West Virginia Wesleyan College, 1962. Doctor of Humane Letters, Mount Union College, 1962, Lycoming College, 1963.

Juris Utriusque Doctor, Grove City College, 1963.


Ordained to ministry Methodist Church, 1928. Pastor in Philadelphia Conference, 1928-1939. Executive secretary Philadelphia Missionary and Church Extension Society, 1939-1944.

Executive secretary church extension div. nat. missions Methodist Church, 1944-1956, general secretary, 1956-1960. Bishop Pittsburg area, since 1960. Trustee, vice president Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington.

Trustee Allegheny College, Dickinson College, Lycoming College, Mount Union College.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Methodism in Alaska and Hawaii. The Arm of Compassion. Also chapters in books, reports of missions.


Member Phi Kappa Sigma, Omicron Delta Kappa.


Married Miriam Kathleen Horst, June 13, 1931. Children: Patricia Jean, William H. Ladd.

William Franklin Middleton

Stella May (Fort) Middleton

Miriam Kathleen Horst

Patricia Jean Middleton

William H. Ladd Middleton