Campbell Gray

Campbell Gray

infobox bishopbiog
name = The Rt. Rev. Campbell Gray

religion = Episcopal Church in the United States of America
See = Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana
Title = II Bishop of Northern Indiana
Period = 1925 1944
consecration = 1925
Predecessor = John Hazen White
I Bishop of Northern Indiana
Successor = Reginald Mallett
III Bishop of Northern Indiana
post =
bishops =
ordination = 1905
date of birth = birth date|1879|1|7
place of birth = Bolivar, Hardeman County, Tennessee
date of death= birth date |1944|5|16
place of death= Mishawaka, St. Joseph County, Indiana, buried at St. James Memorial Chapel, Howe, Indiana
Campbell Gray, (1879-1944), the second Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana, was born born January 6, 1879, in Bolivar, Tennessee, the son of Episcopal priest and later bishop William Crane Gray and his second wife, Fannie Campbell (Bowers) Gray. He died May 16, 1944, a resident of Mishawaka, Indiana. ["Who Was Who in America", vol. 2 (1943-1950), Chicago: A.N Marquis Company, 1963, p. 219]


Campbell Gray attended the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee and received a B.A. in 1901 and an M.A. in 1902. He started his theological studies there, but transferred after one year to General Theological Seminary in New York City where he graduated in 1904. ["Who Was Who in America", vol. 2 (1943-1950), Chicago: A.N Marquis Company, 1963, p. 219]


Campbell Gray was ordained to the diaconate in 1904 and to the priesthood in 1905. He worked as a missionary in Southern Florida from 1904 to 1914 when he became vicar of St. Augustine's Episcopal Church in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. He stayed there until 1922 when he left to become rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Peoria, Illinois. In 1925 he was elected Bishop Coadjutor of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana, but Bishop John Hazen White died before he could be consecrated so he was consecrated immediately as Bishop. ["Who Was Who in America", vol. 2 (1943-1950), Chicago: A.N Marquis Company, 1963, p. 219]


Campbell Gray married Virginia Neil Morgan ( born September 18, 1886) on November 1, 1905, and they had five children, one of whom, Francis Campbell Gray became an Episcopal priest and his son also named Francis Campbell Gray, became the sixth bishop of Northern Indiana. ["Who Was Who in America", vol. 2 (1943-1950), Chicago: A.N Marquis Company, 1963, p. 219] Mrs. Gray died in February, 1978, a resident of Davenport, Florida.

Honorary degrees

In 1925, Campbell Gray was awarded a D.D. by Nashotah House and in 1926 he received another D.D. from Sewanee and an S.T.D. from General Theological Seminary.. ["Who Was Who in America", vol. 2 (1943-1950), Chicago: A.N Marquis Company, 1963, p. 219]

Final resting place

Campbell Gray and his wife, Virginia Neil (Morgan) Gray were buried next to each other in the crypt of St. James Memorial Chapel on the grounds of Howe Military School in Howe, Indiana.

ee also

* Succession of Bishops of the Episcopal Church in the United States


* "Who Was Who in America", vol. 2 (1943-1950), Chicago: A.N Marquis Company, 1963, p. 219


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