Religion: Bagwell to Oregon

In Portland last week after taking 24 ballots, Episcopal clergy and laymen elected Very Rev. Benjamin Dunlap Dagwell, 45, to be Bishop of Oregon. Pennsylvania-born Churchman Dagwell held pastorates in Keyport, N. J. and Pueblo, Colo, before going to Denver and its Cathedral of St. John in the Wilderness, where at 34 he was one of the youngest Episcopal deans in the U. S. Hard-working Dean Dagwell is chairman of the Denver Bureau of Public Welfare. Said he of his election: "It leaves nothing to strive for, except to hold on to one's job through good work."


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