David Hummell Greer

David Hummell Greer

David Hummell Greer (1844-1919) was an American Protestant Episcopal bishop. He was born in Wheeling, Va., (now West Virginia), graduated at Washington College (Pa.) in 1862, and studied at the Protestant Episcopal Seminary, Gambier, Ohio. Ordained a priest in 1868, he was rector successively at Covington, Ky. (1868-71), Providence, R. I., (1871-88), and New York City (St. Bartholomew's Church, 1888-1904). In 1903 he was elected Bishop Coadjutor for the New York diocese and in 1908 succeeded Bishop Potter upon the latter's decease. He was replaced as rector of St. Bartholomew's Church by Dr. Leighton Parks. Bishop Greer made himself known as an untiring personal worker in his parishes and his diocese, and as a believer in direct and unceremonious relationship between clergy and laymen. He wrote:

  • Moral Power of History (1890)
  • From Things to God (1893)
  • The Preacher and his Place (1895)
  • Visions (1898)

Following his death, the Hope Farm School in Dutchess County, NY, was renamed "Greer School".

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