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RANDALL, George Maxwell, P. E. bishop, born in Warren, Rhode Island, 23 November, 1810; died in Denver, Colorado, 28 September, 1873. He was graduated at Brown in 1835, and at the Episcopal general theological seminary, New York, in 1838. He was ordained deacon in St. Mark's church, Warren, 17 July, 1838, by Bishop Griswold, and priest, in the same church, 2 November, 1839, by the same bishop. His first parochial charge was that of the Church of the Ascension, Fall River, Massachusetts In 1844 he accepted the rectorship of the Church of the Messiah, Boston, Massachusetts, which post he held for twenty-one years. He received the degree of D. D. from Brown in 1856. He was a clerical deputy from the diocese of Massachusetts from 1850 till 1865, inclusive, and was chosen secretary to the house of clerical and lay deputies in 1862 and 1865. He was appointed by the general convention to be missionary bishop of Colorado, and was consecrated in Trinity church, Boston, Massachusetts, 28 December, 1865. Bishop Randall published numerous sermons, addresses, and lectures, and contributed freely to church literature, chiefly through the columns of " The Christian Witness and Church Advocate," of which he was editor for many years. He also published a tract entitled "Why I am a Churchman." which has had a very large circulation, and " Observations on Confirmation " (6th ed., 1868).
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