Bass, Edward

Bass, Edward D.D., Protestant Episcopal bishop of Massachusetts, was born at Dorchester, Nov. 23, 1726. He graduated at Harvard, 1744, and, after several years of teaching, was licensed as a Congregational minister. In 1752 he joined the Church of England, was ordained in England, and became pastor at Newburyport, Mass. In 1796 he was elected bishop, and consecrated in 1797. His episcopal duties, with those of his parish at Newburyport, were diligently discharged until he became enfeebled by disease. He died Sept. 10, 1803. — Sprague, Annals, v. 144.

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