William Persell

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William D. Persell
Episcopal Diocese of Chicago
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ChurchEpiscopal Church
InstalledMarch 1999
Term endedJanuary 2008
PredecessorWilliam W. Wiedrich
SuccessorJeffrey Lee
Other postsBishop of Nevada
Ordination1969 (priest)
by Frank T. Griswold
Personal details
Bornc. 1942–1943
Rochester, New York
ParentsCharles B. Persell, Jr.
SpouseNancy Pollard Persell
Alma materHobart College
Episcopal Divinity School

William D. Persell (born May 6, 1943) is an American bishop, formerly the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago (1999–2008). He was born in Rochester, New York,[1] the son of Charles B. Persell, Jr., Suffragan Bishop of Albany.[2] Persell graduated from Hobart College and the Episcopal Divinity School. After leaving the Diocese of Chicago, he became the assisting bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Ohio.[3][4]

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  1. ^ Profile
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Profile-Episcopal Diocese of Ohio
  4. ^ Brachear, Manya A. (June 22, 2007). "Bishop's work never done". Chicago Tribune. Chicago, Illinois. Retrieved December 26, 2016.