Harry W. Shipps, American Episcopal prelate, Died at 90


Harry Woolston Shipps was born on January 28, 1926, and died on November 17, 2016.

He was the eighth Bishop of Georgia.

Harry was the 778th bishop of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America (ECUSA).

Shipps was a 1946 graduate of the New York State Maritime Academy and served in the Merchant Marine and the United States Navy for nine years.

Shipps married Louise Huntington Rosenberger, on May 16, 1953.

He attended the School of Theology at the University of the South and received his B.D. degree there in 1958.

During that same year, Harry was ordained as a transitional deacon.

Shipps was ordained to the priesthood in January 1959.

He served in parish ministry in Albany, Savannah and Augusta, Georgia.

Shipps also served the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia, prior to his election as Bishop, as diocesan secretary, editor of the diocesan newspaper, on diocesan council, member and president of the standing committee and as a deputy to three General Conventions.

Shipps was the Dean of the Augusta Convocation at the time of his election.

He was elected bishop coadjutor on September 15, 1983, on 11th round of balloting from a field of 35 nominees.

Harry W. Shipps passed away at 90 years old.