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KNIGHT, Cyrus Frederic, P. E. bishop, born in Marblehead, Massachusetts, 28 March, 1831. He studied at Burlington college, New Jersey, and at Harvard, and was graduated at the General theological seminary, New York city, in 1854. After being ordained a priest of the Protestant Episcopal church he was rector of St. Mark's church, Boston, in 1855-'67, and later he had charge of St. James's, in Hartford, Connecticut until 1877, when he was called to St. James's in Lancaster, Pennsylvania He was elected bishop of Milwaukee on 13 December, 1888. The degree of D.D. was conferred upon him by Bethany college in 1880, and that of D.C.L. by Bishop's university in 1886. He has been a delegate to the general conventions of his church from the dioceses in which he has been located, and was dean of Hartford while a resident of that city. In 1883 he was sent as deputy of the general convocation of the American church to the general synod of the Church of England in North America, sitting in Montreal. He has published occasional sermons and "Changes in the Communion Office" (New York, 1886).
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