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BROWN, John Henry Hobart, P. E. bishop, born in New York City, 1 January, 1831; died in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, 2 May, 1888. He was graduated at the general theological seminary, New York, in 1854, and was ordained priest, 1 December, 1855. He became assistant minister in Grace church, Brooklyn, New York, in 1854, and soon afterward rector of a new church organized by him in that city. In 1856 he assumed the rectorship of the church of the Evangelists, New York, and in 1863 that of St. John's church, Cohoes, New York He was secretary of the convention of Albany in 1868, and archdeacon of the Albany convocation in 1870. He was chosen to be the first bishop of the diocese of Fond du Lae, Wisconsin, and was consecrated in Cohoes, 15 December, 1875. Bishop Brown published a number of sermons, addresses, etc.
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