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WALKER, William David, P. E. bishop, born in New York city, 29 June, 1839. He was graduated at Columbia in 1859, and at the General theological seminary, New York, in 1862, was ordered deacon by Bishop Horatio Potter in the Church of the Transfiguration, 29 June, 1862, and ordained priest in Calvary church, 29 June, 1863, by the same prelate. He passed the entire term of his priesthood as assistant minister of Calvary church in special charge of the chapel connected with that church. He was consecrated missionary bishop of northern Dakota in Calvary church, 20 December, 1883. The degree of S. T. D. was conferred upon him by Racine college in 1884. He is the author of several published addresses.
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