Religion: A Bishop at Last

In 1937 and 1938 he was three times elected Bishop—Tennessee, Central New York, Delaware.

He declined each time.

"Three strikes may be out," a friendly prelate warned him. But last week he was elected Bishop again, and this time Dr. Oliver James Hart III finally accepted the call. He goes to be Bishop Coadjutor of Pennsylvania—the second oldest, largest and richest Episcopal diocese in the country; and next year he will automatically succeed 80-year-old Dr. Francis Marion Taitt as Bishop. The diocese will almost certainly pay him less than the $12,000 salary he...

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