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Alexander, George Mayer

(May 15, 1914-Jan. 9, 1983). Bishop and seminary dean. He was born in Jacksonville, Florida. He received his B.A. (1938) and his B.D. (1939) from the University of the South. He was ordained deacon on July 2, 1939, and priest on Jan. 14, 1940. From 1939 to 1945, he served several small churches in Florida and from 1945 to 1949 was rector of Holy Trinity Church, Gainesville. In 1949 he became rector of Trinity Church, Columbia, South Carolina. He was dean of the School of Theology, University of the South, Sept. 1, 1956-June 1972, when he resigned to become assistant to the vice-chancellor and director of church relations. He was elected Bishop of Upper South Carolina, and was consecrated on Jan. 5, 1973. He served as fifth Bishop of Upper South Carolina until his retirement on Oct. 5, 1979.

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