Bishop, William

Bishop, William (Howard)

(1885–1952) religious leader; born in Washington, D.C. Ordained in the Baltimore archdiocese (1915), he founded the first Catholic diocesan Rural Life Conference (1925), headed the national Rural Life Conference (1928–33), and won approval to found the Glenmary Home Missioners, for pastoral work in sparsely Catholic rural areas (1937).
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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At her commissioning as the area bishop, William was brought again to the front of the assembly.
* Department of Air Force: William Bishop, william.bishop@pentagon.af.mil, 703-588-7045, and Kathryn Ekberg, kathryn.ekberg@osd.mil, 703-588-8616
Three callous villains, Bishop, Williams, and May, sold his corpse to the doctors at the anatomy school for dissection.