Religion: Vicar to Vermont

Vermont has 429 clergymen, of whom less than 10% are Episcopalians. Last week Vermont Episcopalians met to choose their sixth bishop, successor to Rt. Rev. Samuel Babcock Booth who died last June. In four ballots they eliminated such of the 42 Vermonters as had been nominated, went outside the State for the third successive time, elected Rev. Dr. Joseph Wilson Sutton. 54, vicar of Trinity Chapel, Manhattan. Vicar Sutton learned of his election with surprise while vacationing in Mexico.

Rich old Trinity Church, whence such bishops as William Thomas Manning have been...

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