Anson Phelps Stokes (bishop)

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This article is about the Episcopal bishop. For his father, the priest, see Anson Phelps Stokes (philanthropist). For his grandfather, the multimillionaire banker, see Anson Phelps Stokes.
The Right Reverend
Anson Phelps Stokes, 3rd
Bishop of Massachusetts
Church Episcopal Church (United States)
See Massachusetts
In office 1956—1970
Predecessor Norman Burdett Nash
Successor John Melville Burgess
Ordination 1933
Personal details
Born January 11, 1905
Died November 7, 1986

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


Episcopal Church (USA) titles
Preceded by
Norman Burdett Nash
Bishop of Massachusetts
Succeeded by
John Melville Burgess