Thomas Underwood Dudley

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The Right Reverend
Thomas Underwood Dudley
II Bishop of Kentucky
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Diocese Kentucky
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BornSeptember 26, 1837
Richmond, Virginia
DiedJanuary 22, 1904
New York City
BuriedCave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky

Thomas Underwood Dudley was the second Bishop of Kentucky in The Episcopal Church.

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Episcopal Diocese of Kentucky

The Episcopal Diocese of Kentucky is a diocese of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America, encompassing the western half of the state of Kentucky.

Dudley was born in Richmond, Virginia on September 26, 1837. He graduated from the University of Virginia, where he taught Latin until the American Civil War. He served in the Confederate States Army through the war, attaining the rank of Major. [1]

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After the war, he studied at the Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria and became a priest. He was rector of Christ Church, Baltimore. He was consecrated as the Assistant Bishop of Kentucky on January 27, 1875, and succeeded as Bishop of the Diocese in 1884 following the death of Bishop Benjamin Bosworth Smith. [1] At his death in 1904, Dudley was chairman of the House of Bishops and chancellor of Sewanee: The University of the South. [1]

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  1. 1 2 3 "Bishop T. U. Dudley Dies Suddenly in this City: came from Kentucky to attend funeral of his mother-in-law, Mrs. Aldrich" (PDF). New York Times . January 23, 1904. Retrieved May 16, 2014.
Episcopal Church (USA) titles
Preceded by
Benjamin Bosworth Smith
2nd Bishop of Kentucky
1884-1904 (Coadjutor Bishop, 1875-1884)
Succeeded by
Charles E. Woodcock