Samuel T. Lloyd III

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Samuel T. Lloyd III (born 1950 [1]) is a priest of the Episcopal Church in the United States who served as the ninth Dean of the Washington National Cathedral,[2] having been installed there on April 23, 2005, and serving until September 18, 2011. Before his tenure as dean, he had been the rector of Trinity Church in Boston, Massachusetts, one of the largest Episcopal congregations in the United States.[3] He returned to Trinity after leaving the National Cathedral.[4] Earlier in his ministry he had been chaplain of the University of the South and rector of the Church of St. Paul and the Redeemer in Chicago, Illinois.

He is a regent of the University of the South, a trustee of Episcopal Media Center, and is on the Board of Ministry at Harvard University. He has been published in several Anglican journals and is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.


Lloyd holds a doctorate in English literature from the University of Virginia, a divinity degree from Virginia Theological Seminary, and an M.A. degree in English Literature from Georgetown University. He received his B.A. from the University of Mississippi in 1971.[5]


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