Frank Allan (bishop)
Frank K. Allan was born in Hammond, Indiana, on May 9, 1935. He graduated from Emory University in 1956. In 1959, he received his Master of Divinity from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee.
He was ordained as Deacon and later as Priest by Bishop Randolph R. Claiborne, Jr. in 1959. He served at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Dalton, Georgia, Dalton, Georgia for eight years. In 1967, Allan became rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Macon, Georgia in Macon, Georgia, where he served until 1977. From St. Paul's, Allan went to St. Anne's Episcopal Church, Atlanta, Atlanta.
In 1987, Bishop C. Judson Child consecrated Allan as Bishop Coadjutor for the Diocese of Atlanta. When Bishop Child retired, Bishop Allan became Bishop of Atlanta per the Constitution and Canons of the Episcopal Church (1989).
Bishop Allan is remembered for his supportive role for the ordination of women in the diocese.
- Edmond Lee Browning, 24th Presiding Bishop
- Charles Judson Child, Jr., 7th Bishop of Atlanta
- William Evan Sanders, 1st Bishop of East Tennessee
- Bennett Jones Sims, 6th Bishop of Atlanta
- Atlanta Diocese Centennial History page on Bishop Allan.
- The Episcopal Church Annual. Morehouse Publishing: New York, NY (2005).
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C. Judson Child, Jr.
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January 1, 1989 – 2000
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