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LEE, Henry Washington, P. E. bishop, born in Hamden, Connecticut, 29 July, 1815; died in Davenport, Iowa, 26 September, 1874. He received his education and training for college at the Episcopal academy, Cheshire, Connecticut, removed to Massachusetts, opened a private school at Taunton, and studied theology while engaged in school work. He was ordained deacon in Grace church, New Bedford, Massachusetts, 27 May, 1838, by Bishop Griswold, and priest in St. Anne's church, Lowell, 9 October, 1839, by the same bishop. He served part of his diaconate in New Bedford, but in October, 1839, he removed to Springfield, Massachusetts, and became rector of Christ church, 2 April, 1840. Three years later he accepted the rectorship of St. Luke's church, Rochester, New York, which post he occupied for eleven years. He was elected first bishop of Iowa, and consecrated in St. Luke's church, Rochester, 18 October, 1854. He received the degree of D. D. from Hobart college in 1850, and from the University of Rochester in 1852. Bishop Lee received also the degree of LB. D. from the University of Cambridge, England, in 1867. He made no contributions to church literature.
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