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HOWE, Mark Antony De Wolfe, P. E. bishop, born in Bristol, Rhode Island, 5 April, 1809. He was graduated at Brown in 1828, ordained deacon in 1832, and priest in 1833. In October of the latter year he became rector of St. James's church, Roxbury, Massachusetts, where he remained three years, and then removing to Cambridge was rector of Christ church, and editor of the "Christian Witness." Returning to Roxbury in 1836, he remained there ten years, and then became rector of St. Luke's church, Philadelphia, where he officiated till 1865, when he was consecrated bishop of central Pennsylvania. From 1850 till 1862 he was secretary of the house of clerical and lay deputies, and he was a deputy to the general convention from that date till 1872. In 1865 he was elected missionary bishop of Nevada, but declined. He received the degree of D. D. from Brown in 1848, and from the University of Pennsylvania in 1876. He has published, besides sermons, essays, and addresses, "A Review of the Report of the Boston Public Schools" (Boston, 1845); " Oration before the Phi Beta Kappa Society" (Hartford, 1852); "Domestic Slavery, a Reply to Bishop Hopkins" (Philadelphia, 1864); "Life of Bishop Alonzo Potter" (1871); "Poem read at the Bi-Centenary of Bristol, Rhode Island" (Providence, Rhode Island, 1882); and "Charge to the Clergy of the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania" (Reading, 1886).
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