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PADDOCK, John Adams, P. E. bishop, born in Norwich, Connecticut, 19 January, 1825. He is the eldest son of Reverend Seth B. Paddock, for twenty-two years rector of Christ church, Norwich. He was graduated at Trinity in 1845, and at the New York general theological seminary in 1849, made deacon in the following July, and ordained priest in 1850. He served as rector of the Episcopal church in Stratford, Connecticut, from 1849 until 1855, when he accepted a call to St. Peter's, Brooklyn, New York There he remained for twenty-five years, until his elevation to the episcopacy. He was a member of the standing committee of the diocese of Long Island from its foundation in 1868, and also of the foreign committee of the board of missions. In 1880 he was elected missionary bishop of Washington territory, and consecrated on 15 December His success in this arduous field has been encouraging. A church hospital costing about $60,000 has been built, and an endowment of $100,000 secured for it. Several church schools have also been established and are in a flourishing condition. Bishop Paddock received the degree of S. T. D. from Trinity in 1860. His publications include several occasional sermons and addresses, and a "History of Christ Church, Stratford, Connecticut" (1854).--His brother, Benjamin Henry, P. E. bishop, born in Norwich, Connecticut, 28 February, 1828, was graduated at Trinity in 1848, was assistant teacher in the Episcopal academy, Cheshire, Connecticut, in 1848-'9, and entered the New York general theological seminary, where he was graduated in 1852. He was made deacon, 29 June, 1852, and priest in Trinity church, Norwich, Connecticut, 27 September, 1853, by Bishop Williams. While in deacon's orders he served as assistant minister in the Church of the Epiphany, New York city. In the spring of 1853 he became rector of St. Luke's church, Portland, Maine, but finding the climate too severe he returned to Connecticut the same year and became rector of Trinity church, Norwich, his father's former parish. In 1860 he accepted the rectorship of Christ church, Detroit, Michigan, in 1868 he was nominated missionary bishop of Oregon and Washington territory, but declined, and in 1869 he removed to Brooklyn, New York, where he took charge of Grace church. He was elected bishop of Massachusetts, and consecrated in Grace church, Brooklyn, 17 September, 1873. He received the degree of S. T. D. from Trinity college, Hartford, in 1867. Bishop Paddock has written freely, for reviews and other periodicals, canonical digests and sermons (1876-'80). Among these may be mentioned " Ten Years in the Episcopate" (1883); "The First Century of the Diocese of Massachusetts " (1885); and " The Pastoral Relation."
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