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NILES, William Woodruff, P. E. bishop, born in Hatley, Lower Canada, 24 May, 1832. He was graduated at Trinity in 1857 and at Berkeley divinity-school, Middletown, Connecticut, in 1861. He was tutor in Trinity college in 1857-'8, was ordained deacon in the Church of the Holy Trinity, Middletown, on 22 May, 1861, by Bishop Williams, and priest in St. Philip's church, Wiscassett, Maine, 14 May, 1862, by Bishop Burgess. On his ordination to the priesthood he became rector of St. Philip's church, Wiscassett, of which he had been in charge during his diaconate. In 1864 he became professor of Latin in Trinity college, and in conjunction with his professorship he was rector of St. John's church, Warehouse Point, Connecticut, in 1868-'70. He was elected second bishop of New Hampshire, and was consecrated in St. Paul's church, Concord, New Hampshire, 21 September, 1870. At the time of his consecration he was a British subject, and he was not naturalized until December, 1873. He edited "The Churchman" in Hartford in 1866-'7. Bishop Miles received the degree of S. T. D. from Trinity college in 1870 and from Dartmouth in 1879. He has published addresses, essays, and occasional contributions to church magazines.
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