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DUDLEY, Thomas Underwood, P. E. bishop, born in Richmond, Virginia, 26 September 1837. He was graduated at the University of Virginia in 1858, and soon afterward became a professor in that institution. During the civil war he held a commission in the commissary department of the Confederate army. Having studied theology in the Virginia theological seminary at Alexandria, he was ordained deacon by Bishop Johns, 28 June 1867, and priest by Bishop Whittle, 26 June 1868. While in deacon's orders he was in charge of Harrisonburg parish, Virginia. In January 1869, he became assistant minister of Christ's Church, Baltimore, Maryland, and, on the death of the rector in 1870, was elected to the rectorship of the parish. This place he occupied at the time he was chosen to be assistant bishop of Kentucky. He was consecrated in Christ's Church, Baltimore, 27 January 1875, and, on the death of Bishop Smith, 31 May 1884. he became bishop of the diocese. He received the degree of S. T. D. from St. Mary's College in 1874, and from the University of the South in 1883. He has published "A Wise Discrimination of the Church's Need" (New York, 1881), being the "Bohlen Lectures" for 1881 ; "A Sunday School Question Book" (Baltimore, 1872), and occasional sermons and addresses.
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