Religion: Father & Sons

When Phillips Brooks died in 1893 and churchmen were casting about to fill the vacant Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, President Charles William Eliot of Harvard said to a friend: "I don't think they necessarily need a great preacher, or a very able man. ... I think they might take somebody like you, Lawrence." Shortly thereafter the Episcopalians did take Dr. William Lawrence to be their seventh bishop. This rich, cultivated, liberal-minded churchman, then 43, had six children of whom the only boy was W. (for William) Appleton Lawrence, 4.

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