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Lewis Bliss Whittemore


  • Whittemore, Lewis Bliss was born on June 17, 1885 in Hartford, Connecticut, United States. Son of William Emmons and Mary Bliss (Robinson) Whittemore.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Yale University, 1907. Bachelor of Divinity, Episcopal Theological School, 1915. Doctor of Divinity, Kenyon College Gambier, O., 1939.


    • Ordained to ministry Protestant Episcopal Church, 1915. Assistant minister Christ Church, New York City, 1915-1917. Associate rector Calvary Church, Pittsburgh, 1917-1923.

      Rector Trinity Church, Detroit, 1923-1927, Grace Church, Grand Rapids, 1927-1936. Bishop co-adjutor diocese Western Michigan, 1936-1937, bishop since 1937. Teacher government service P.I., 1907-1910.

      Master Brent School, Baguio, 1910-1912.


    • Member National Council of Episcopal Church. Member Michigan Society for Mental Hygiene. Clubs: Rotary, University.


    • Married Helen M. Crawford, October 23, 1917. Children: Virginia Crawford, James Robinson, Nancy.
    • child: Virginia Crawford Whittemore
    • child: James Robinson Whittemore
    • child: Nancy Whittemore
    • mother: Mary Bliss (Robinson) Whittemore
    • spouse: Helen M. Crawford
    • father: William Emmons Whittemore
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