Ian White-Thomson

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Ian Hugh White-Thomson (18 December 1904 – 11 January 1997) [1] was an Anglican [2] priest and Dean of Canterbury [3] from 1963 [4] to 1976. [5]

The son of a former Bishop of Ely, White-Thomson was educated at Harrow School, [6] where he was a Monitor and in the Football XI, and Brasenose. [7] He was ordained after a period of study at Ripon College Cuddesdon in 1930 and began his career as a Curate at St Mary's, Ashford, Kent. [8] After this he was Rector of St Martin and St Paul, Canterbury [9] then Chaplain [10] to [11] three successive [12] Archbishops of Canterbury. He was a governor of his old school from 1947 to 1962 and archdeacon of Northumberland from [13] 1955 to 1963. In 1971 was made an honorary doctor of civil law by the University of Kent; [14] and in 1976 a Freeman of the City of Canterbury.

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References

  1. "The Very Rev Ian White-Thomson", The Times (London, England), 14 January 1997; p. 23.
  2. Piltsdown peals
  3. "Dean defends secrecy over closure of choir school", The Times (London, England), 15 December 1971, p. 3.
  4. New Dean Of Canterbury Chosen. The Times (London, England), Monday, May 13, 1963; pg. 12; Issue 55699
  5. Dean plans to retire. The Times (London, England), Friday, Dec 12, 1975; pg. 2; Issue 59576
  6. Harrow Photos
  7. “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN   9780199540877
  8. Crockford's Clerical Directory Oxford, OUP, 1948
  9. National Archives
  10. National Church Institutions Database of Manuscripts and Archives [ permanent dead link ]
  11. Lambeth Palace Library [ permanent dead link ]
  12. BBC - WW2 People's War - Baedecker Raid of 42 Archived 11 November 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  13. Ecclesiastical News. The Times (London, England), Monday, Oct 18, 1954; pg. 8; Issue 53065
  14. Honorary graduates 1970-79 - About Kent -University of Kent Archived 25 December 2009 at the Wayback Machine
Church of England titles
Preceded by Dean of Canterbury
1963 1976
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