Howley, William, Dd (2)

Howley, William, D.D.

an English prelate, son of William Howley, D.D., was born February 12, 1765. In his youth he attended the Winchester School, from which he went to the University of Oxford, obtaining a fellowship at New College. In 1794 he was elected fellow of Winchester College; in 1809 was appointed regius professor of divinity; and in September, 1813, succeeded Dr. Randolph as bishop of London. On the decease of Dr. Manners Sutton, in 1828, he became archbishop of Canterbury. He died February 11, 1848. Besides being president of many charitable institutions, he was a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, and a member of the Royal Society of Literature. See Amer. Quar. Church Rev. 1848, page 149.

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