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GREEN, William Mercer, P. E. bishop, born in Wilmington, North Carolina, 2 May, 1798" died in Sewanee, Tennessee, 13 February, 1887. His father, a wealthy rice-planter, died when his son was a boy. On his mother's side he was of Quaker origin, and owed much to the example and strict discipline which she furnished and enforced. He was graduated at the University of North Carolina in 1818, and studied theology. He was ordered deacon in Christ Church, Raleigh, North Carolina, by Bishop R. C. Moore, 29 April, 1821, and ordained priest in St. James's Church, Wilmington, North Carolina, 20 April, 1822, by the same bishop. He became rector of St. John's Church, Williamsborough, in 1821. Four years later he removed to Hillsborough and became rector of St. Matthew's Church, which was founded by him. In 1837 he was appointed chaplain and professor of belles-lettres in the University of North Carolina. He received the degree of D. D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1845. Dr. Green was elected to be the first bishop of the diocese of Mississippi in 1849, and was consecrated in St. Andrew's Church, Jackson, Mississippi, 24 February, 1850. Bishop Green devoted himself to his work with energy, but after thirty-three years of faithful service was compelled, by the infirmities of age, to avail himself of the aid of an assistant (1883). He was among the earliest and most earnest founders of the University of the South, at Sewanee, Tennessee, in 1860. In 1867 he became its chancellor. Bishop Green printed a few sermons on "Baptismal Regeneration" and "Apostolic Succession," and also an oration on "The Influence of Christianity upon the Welfare of Nations" (Hillsborough, North Carolina, 1831); but his chief publications were a brief "Memoir of the Right Reverend Bishop Ravenscroft, of North Carolina" (1830), and a "Life of the Right Reverend Bishop Otey, of Tennessee" (New York. 1886).
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