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date: 22 February 2020

White, Williamlocked

(04 April 1748–17 July 1836)
  • Gillis J. Harp


White, William (04 April 1748–17 July 1836), Protestant Episcopal bishop, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Colonel Thomas White, a lawyer and surveyor, and Esther Hewlings. Raised in an affluent family well connected with upper-class Philadelphia, White graduated from the College of Philadelphia (now the University of Pennsylvania) in 1765. While at college, the young White settled on a ministerial vocation. After graduation, he studied theology with the college’s provost, the liberal Anglican ...

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