John Allin

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


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]


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.