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HARRIS, Samuel Smith, P. E. bishop, born in Autauga county, Alabama, 14 September, 1841. He was graduated at the University of Alabama in 1859, and admitted to the bar in 1860. After practising law for several years, he became a candidate for holy orders, was ordained deacon, 10 February, 1869, and priest on 30 June. He held pastorates at Montgomery, Alabama, Columbus, Georgia, New Orleans, Louisiana, and Chicago, Illinois, and was a delegate to the general convention of 1874 from Georgia, , and in 1877 from Illinois. In 1878 he was elected to the bishopric of Quincy, but declined. That year, with the Reverend John Fulton, he founded the "Living Church," and was its editorial manager for six months. In September, 1879, he was consecrated bishop of Michigan. He received the degree of D. D. from William and Mary in 1874. and that of LL.D. from the University of Alabama in 1879, and has published, besides occasional sermons and reviews, "Bohlen Lectures" (Ann Arbor, 1882).
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