An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church

Suter, John Wallace, Jr.

(June 18, 1890-Nov. 27, 1977). He was born in Winchester, Massachusetts. Suter received his B.A. from Harvard University in 1912 and his B.D. from the Episcopal Theological School in 1914. He was ordained deacon on June 7, 1914, and priest on Apr. 25, 1915. Suter was assistant minister and director of Christian Education at Christ Church, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1916-1917; rector of Christ Church, Boston, 1917-1920; and a member of the clergy staff of St. Paul's Cathedral, Boston, 1920-1925. From 1925 until 1933, he was executive secretary of the Department of Religious Education of the National Council of the Episcopal Church. Suter was rector of the Church of the Epiphany, New York, 1933-1944, and dean of the Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul, Washington, D.C., 1944-1950. From 1951 until his retirement in 1957, Suter taught at St. Paul's School, Concord, New Hampshire. During some of that time he served St. Andrew's Church, Hopkinton, New Hampshire. He was an advocate for an increased role for women in the church and for the revision of the Prayer Book. He succeeded his father, John Wallace Suter, as Custodian of the Standard Book of Common Prayer. He served in that position from 1942 until 1963. Suter died in Concord, New Hampshire. See Suter, John Wallace.

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