Religion: Perry's Assessor

Eighty of the 130 U. S. Episcopal bishops convened last week in Davenport, Iowa for a meeting of the House of Bishops. Large on their docket lay the matter of appointing a new assessor (assistant) to the Presiding Bishop of the church, to succeed Bishop Hugh Latimer Burleson of South Dakota who died last August. Presiding Bishop James De Wolf Perry had chosen his man and the House of Bishops approved: Bishop Philip ("Phil") Cook of Delaware. A tall, grey-haired, hearty, eloquent churchman, Bishop Cook has been a missionary on the Dakota plains, a vicar in Manhattan, a breezy rector in...

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