An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church

Washburn, Henry Bradford

(Dec. 2, 1869-Apr. 25, 1962). Priest and seminary professor. He was born in Worcester, Massachusetts. Washburn received his B.A. from Harvard in 1891 and his B.D. from the Episcopal Theological School in 1894. He was ordained deacon on June 20, 1894, and priest on Sept. 29, 1896. Washburn began his ordained ministry as assistant at St. John's Church, Providence, Rhode Island. From 1898 until 1908 he was the rector of St. Mark's Church, Worcester. From 1908 until 1940 Washburn was the professor of ecclesiastical history at the Episcopal Theological School, and dean of that school from 1920 until 1940. He served on numerous boards and commissions of the church and wrote several books. He died in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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