Religion: Titleholder

In 1935 the Rev. Reginald Heber Gooden left his native California to take charge of a Protestant Episcopal parish in Cuba. Last week in Los Angeles, he was consecrated Bishop of the Panama Canal Zone—thereby became a multiple religious titleholder. He is the church's youngest bishop (35), its first born in California, its only bishop who is an active bishop's son (his father is Suffragan Bishop Robert B. Gooden of Los Angeles).


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