Claggett, Thomas John, Dd

Claggett, Thomas John, D.D., a bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church, was born in Prince George County, Md., on the 2d of October, 1743, and graduated at Princeton 1764. He went to England for ordination in 1767, and on his return to America became rector of All Saint's parish, Md. On the breaking out of the Revolution he retired to Prince George's, and in 1779 began to officiate there in St. Paul's parish. In 1792 he was elected to the episcopate, being the first bishop that was consecrated on this side the Atlantic. In 1800 he was chaplain to the Senate of the United States; in 1808 he became rector of Trinity Church, Upper Marlborough, Md. He died on the 2d of August, 1816. — Sprague, Annals, v. 252.

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