Religion: With Book & Umbrella

For the No. 1 post in U.S. Protestantism, the Federal Council (see above) last week picked a lank, unassuming Virginian. Episcopal Bishop Henry St. George Tucker's election was a vote for Protestant harmony. "It is hard to believe," says one of his admirers, "that any human being can actually be as wise as the Bishop sometimes looks when debate is heated around him."

The Tuckers are a Virginia dynasty. The Bishop's grandfather escaped to Canada at the end of the Civil War when the Union put a price of $100,000 on his head. The Bishop's father married Maria Washington, daughter of Mount...

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