Anson Phelps Stokes (bishop)

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The Right Reverend

Anson Phelps Stokes III

Bishop of Massachusetts
ChurchEpiscopal Church
In office1956–1970
PredecessorNorman Burdett Nash
SuccessorJohn Melville Burgess
OrdinationMarch 19, 1933
by James Craik Morris
ConsecrationDecember 4, 1954
by Henry Knox Sherrill
Personal details
BornJanuary 11, 1905
DiedNovember 7, 1986 (aged 81)
Brookline, Massachusetts
ParentsAnson Phelps Stokes & Caroline Green Mitchell
SpouseHope Procter
Previous post(s)Coadjutor Bishop of Massachusetts (1954-1956)
EducationYale University
Episcopal Divinity School
Kenyon College

Anson Phelps Stokes, the 3rd (January 11, 1905 - November 7, 1986) was the eleventh bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts in Boston, Massachusetts from 1956 to 1970.


He was the son of Anson Phelps Stokes and grandson of Anson Phelps Stokes of Phelps Dodge. An alumnus of St. Paul's School (Concord, New Hampshire), he received a BA from Yale in 1927, a BD from the Episcopal Theological School (now the Episcopal Divinity School), a DD from Kenyon College and later degrees from Columbia, Berkeley Divinity School, and Suffolk University. He was ordained deacon in 1932 and priest on March 19, 1933 in St Mark's Church, Shreveport, Louisiana.

He was married to Hope Procter of the family which founded Procter & Gamble.


Episcopal Church (USA) titles
Preceded by Bishop of Massachusetts
Succeeded by