Richard S. M. Emrich

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Right Reverend
Richard Stanley Merrill Emrich
VII Bishop of Michigan
Bishop Richard Stanley Merrill Emrich.jpg
Church Episcopal Church
Diocese Michigan
Predecessor Frank W. Creighton
Successor Harry Coleman McGehee, Jr.
Ordination Deacon in 1936, priest in 1938
Consecration 1946
Personal details
Born 1910
Mardin, Turkey
Died 1997
Alma mater Brown University, the Episcopal Theological School

Richard Stanley Merrill Emrich (1910–1997) was the seventh bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan. He was born in Mardin, Turkey to missionary parents, and educated at Brown University, and the Episcopal Theological School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He was ordained to the diaconate in 1936 and to the priesthood in 1938, after which he served parishes in Connecticut and Massachusetts.

Emrich was elected suffragan bishop of Michigan in 1946; he served as diocesan bishop from 1948 to 1973. He was made Honorary Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1958.

He was succeeded by Harry Coleman McGehee, Jr., who was elected in May 1971.[1]

The Emrich Retreat Center at Parishfield, located in Brighton, Michigan and owned by the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan was renamed in honor of Emrich.[2]

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  1. ^ Montemurri, Patricia (March 15, 2013). "Retired Episcopalian Bishop H. Coleman McGehee has died at age 89". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved March 15, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Emrich Retreat Center at Parishfield - History". Emrich Retreat Center at Parishfield. Retrieved March 15, 2013. 

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Episcopal Church (USA) titles
Preceded by
Frank W. Creighton
7th Bishop of Michigan
1946 - 1971
Succeeded by
Harry Coleman McGehee, Jr.