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William Wesley Beckett

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William Wesley Beckett, American bishop. Member South Carolina. Legislature, 1882-1884.

Background

Beckett, William Wesley was born on August 17, 1857 in Edisto Island, South Carolina, United States. Son of Thomas and Martha (White) Beckett.

Education

Educated Clark University, Atlanta, Georgia. Graduate Gammon Theological Seminary, Atlanta, 1892. Studied Columbia University, 1911.

Career

January 21, 1877. Ordained African Methodist Episcopal ministry, 1884. President Allen U., Columbia, South Carolina., 1912-1916. Elected bishop of South Africa, May 1916.

Membership

Member South Carolina. Legislature, 1882-1884.

Connections

Married Mary E. Glenn.

father:
Thomas Beckett

mother:
Martha (White) Beckett

spouse:
Mary E. Glenn.