Whittingham, William Rollinson, Dd, Lld
Whittingham, William Rollinson, D.D., LL.D.
a bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church, was born in New York city, Dec. 2,1805. He graduated in 1825 from the General Theological- Seminary in New York city, and was ordained two years later. St. Mark's, Orange, N, J., was his first pastoral charge, which he held from 1828 for a year and a half. In 1831 he became rector of St. Luke's parish, New York city. While there his health failed, and he made a trip to Italy, returning much benefited. In 1835 he was elected to the chair of ecclesiastical history in the General Theological Seminary. In 1846 he was elected bishop of Maryland, and was consecrated in Baltimore, Sept. 17 of that year. He died at West Orange, N.J., Oct. 17, 1879. The Parish Library, 13 vols., was edited by him, and he was also editor of The Churchman, a well-known Episcopal periodical. The Family Visitor and Children's Magazine were also under his editorial supervision. Bishop Whittingham's library was considered one of the finest collections in America. See Amer. Church Revelation 31:476.