John Allin

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John Maury Allin (April 22, 1921 - March 6, 1998) was the 23rd presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church.

Biography[edit]

He was born in Helena, Arkansas. He graduated from the University of the South at Sewanee, Tennessee, and its divinity school, then called St. Luke's Seminary, in 1945. He earned a Master of Education degree in 1962 from Mississippi College. He was ordained a deacon in the Episcopal Church in 1944 and a priest in 1945. He was elected Bishop of the Diocese of Mississippi in 1961 and served until he was elected Presiding Bishop in 1974. He retired in 1985.[1]

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Episcopal Church (USA) titles
Preceded by
John Elbridge Hines
23rd Presiding Bishop
June 1, 1974 – December 31, 1985
Succeeded by
Edmond Lee Browning
Preceded by
Duncan Montgomery Gray, Sr.
6th Bishop of Mississippi
1961 – 1974
Succeeded by
Duncan Montgomery Gray, Jr.