C. Judson Child, Jr.
Charles Judson Child, Jr. (April 25, 1923 – January 5, 2004) was the seventh bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta. He was consecrated as Bishop Suffragan in 1978, and served as Diocesan Bishop from 1983 to 1989.
Judson Child was born on April 25, 1923, in North Bergen, New Jersey. In 1944, he graduated from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. He later attended the School of Theology at the same institution and, in 1947, received his Master of Divinity.
In 1967, having served sixteen years in Ho-Ho-Kus, Child took a post as Canon Pastor at St. Philip’s Cathedral in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1978, he was elected Bishop Suffragan, serving with Bishop Bennett J. Sims. Upon Sims's retirement, Bishop Child was elected Diocesan Bishop. He was installed in 1983 and retired in 1989. Renowned for his quick wit, open heart, and grand sense of humor, Bishop Child continued to be well loved and active in the diocese well after his retirement until his death on January 5, 2004.
- John Maury Allin, 23rd Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church
- Bennett Jones Sims, 6th Bishop of Atlanta
- Randolph Royall Claiborne, Jr., 5th Bishop of Atlanta
- Atlanta Diocese Centennial History page on Bishop Child.
- The Episcopal Church Annual. Morehouse Publishing: New York, NY (2005).
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