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William Rollinson Whittingham

Short Name: William Rollinson Whittingham
Full Name: Whittingham, William Rollinson, 1805-1879
Birth Year: 1805
Death Year: 1879

Whittingham, William Rollinson, D.D., LL.D., was born in New York, Dec. 2, 1805. He received his early education from his mother, and subsequently graduated at the General Theological Seminary, New York, 1825. He was for some time Rector of St. Mark's, Orange, New Jersey; then of St. Luke's, New York; and afterwards Professor of Ecclesiastical History in the General Seminary, N. Y., 1835. In 1840 he was consecrated Bishop of Maryland, and died in 1879. For talent, learning, and character, Bishop Whittingham is allowed to be one of the great American Bishops, if not the greatest. His contributions to hymnology were Specimens of a Church Hymnal, Baltimore, Dec. 1865, and two translations from the German, which appeared in Hymns for Church and Home, 1859. [Rev. F. M. Bird, M.A.]

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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