Bishop, Shelton Hale 1889-1962

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BISHOP, Shelton Hale 1889-1962

PERSONAL: Born February 26, 1889, in New York, NY; died August 24, 1962, in HI; son of Hutchens Chew (an Episcopal priest) and Estelle (Gilliam) Bishop; married. Ethnicity: African American. Education: Attended Columbia University, 1911; General Theological Seminary, B.D., 1914.

CAREER: Ordained Episcopal priest, 1915; pastor of Episcopal churches in Chicago, IL, and Pittsburgh, PA; St. Philip's Episcopal Church, New York, NY, assistant, 1923-33, rector, 1933-57, also creator of Lafargue Clinic, a credit union, a community center, and Camp Great Neck, Tunkannocck, PA; St. John's Church, HI, vicar, beginning 1946.


The Romance of the Negro, [New York, NY], 1910.

The Wonder of Prayer, Seabury Press (Greenwich, CT), 1959.

Contributor to periodicals, including Historical Magazine of the Protestant Episcopal Church.*

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