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Famous Anglicans and Episcopalians
NOTE: Many people on this list were raised as Episcopalians or Anglicans but were not active in the denomination as adults.
Some additional U.S. Senators who were Episcopalians:
Ted Stevens - Alaska
Barry Goldwater - Arizona
John McCain - Arizona (1987-)
Blanche Lincoln - Arkansas
Prescott Bush - Connecticut (1952-63)
Bill Nelson - Florida
Saxby Chambliss - Georgia
Evan Bayh - Indiana
William Dodd Hathaway - Maine (1973-79)
Millard E. Tydings - Maryland (1927-51)
Charles Mathias - Maryland (1969-87)
Stuart Symington - Missouri (1953-76)
Chuck Hagel - Nebraska
Jim Exon - Nebraska (1979-97)
James W. Wadsworth, Jr. - New York (1915-27)
Robert A. Taft - Ohio 1939-53
Robert Latham Owen - Oklahoma (1907-25)
Lincoln Chafee - Rhode Island
Claiborne Pell - Rhode Island (1961-97)
John H. Chafee - Rhode Island (1976-99)
Kay Bailey Hutchison - Texas
Phil Gramm - Texas (1985-2002)
John Warner - Virginia
Harry F. Byrd - Virginia (1933-65)
Harry F. Byrd, Jr. - Virginia (1965-83)
Chuck Robb - Virginia (1989-2001)
Brock Adams - Washington (1987-93)
Alan Simpson - Wyoming (1979-97)
Pete Williams - New Jersey/ABSCAM scandal
Some additional U.S. Representatives who were Episcopalians:
Some additional U.S. Governors who were Episcopalians:
U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justices who were Episcopalians:
Additional U.S. Supreme Court Justices who were Episcopalians:
Gallery of Famous AnglicansThomas Cranmer (1489-1556). Archbishop of Canterbury and one of the three Anglican Bishops martyred in Oxford in the sixteenth century under Queen Mary Tudor. Cranmer is best known for being the primary architect of the Book of Common Prayer as well as the author of the Thirty-nine Articles of Religion (orginally Forty-two Articles). He was largely responsible for the abolition of the distinctly Roman Catholic ceremonies, the destruction of images and relics, and the purging of medieval Roman superstitious heresies in the Church of England. He was burnt at the stake on March 21, 1556, placing his hand first in the flames as an indication of his regret in signing recantations "for fear of death".
Charles Simeon (1759-1836). Evangelical divine of the Anglican Church during a time of great spiritual decline in the Church of England. He held his incumbency at Trinity Church in Cambridge for his entire career. At first he met with great resistance to Evangelical preaching but later seemed to have turned the course of the entire church towards revival. Read more on Charles Simeon in an article on our "Articles Page".
George Whitefield (1714-1770). Anglican Evangelist and leader in the early Methodist movement. He came under the influence of John and Charles Wesley while studying in Oxford and soon set about preaching in large open-air meetings. His fervent and eloquent preaching attracted significant notice and Whitefield became one of the leading figures in the eighteenth century Great Awakening. In his travels to America he became a friend of Benjamin Franklin and founded an orphanage in Georgia. He was the most striking orator in the eighteenth century Revival which swept through England, Scotland, Wales, and America.
Charles Fuge Lowder (1820-80) vicar of St. Peter's, London Docks. Educated at Exeter College, Oxford, he was ordained priest in 1844 and in 1851 became curate at the parish of St. Barnabas, Pimlico. In 1856 he joined the staff of St. George's in the East, where he took a leading part in the first regular mission work in East London, with Alexander H. Mackonochie as his colleague from 1858. His mission work expanded and he built the church of St. Peter's London Docks (1860-6). Fr. Lowder, as he was affectionately known, was instrumental in reviving a high degree of ritualism in worship, inspiring a renewed depth of spirituality among high church clergy, and was the primary founder of the Society of the Holy Cross. The 19 century Church of England was lifted from a state of lethargy and irreverence through the untiring labors of Charles Lowder.
(Biographical commentary from the Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church along with the Ph.D. dissertation of Dr. S.D. deHart; Anglo-Catholics and the Vestment Controversy Literature)
Alexander Heriot Mackonochie (1825-87) Educated at Wadham college, Oxford, he was ordained in 1849, and served in Westbury and Wantage, before assisting Charles Lowder at St. George's in the East (London). By 1862 when he was put in charge of the newly built church of St. Alban's Holborn, he was recognized as a Ritualist and from 1867 onwards he was constantly persecuted for his ceremonial practices. He eventually resigned in 1882, though he continued to work in the parish until his sudden death in the Highlands in Dec. 1887. Fr. Mackonochie, though the most persecuted priest of the 19th century, filled St. Alban's with enthusiastic converts to Christ within the heathen district of Holborn. Complaints against his high church form of worship were never made by those within his church, but only by those outside who could not see the value of advanced ceremony accompanying the preaching of the Gospel and administration of the Sacraments. His efforts to secure frequent Communion and deeper spiritual devotion among the poor of St. Alban's under a great degree of persecution has left a memory of Fr. Mackonochie as "the martyr of St. Alban's." He served as the Master of the Society of the Holy Cross during many of these difficult years.
(Biographical material from the Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church along with the Ph.D. dissertation of Dr. S.D. deHart; Anglo-Catholics and the Vestments Controversy Literature)
William James Early Bennett (1804-1886) Anglican clergyman known best as the vicar of St. Paul's, Knightsbridge and St. Barnabas, Pimlico in the mid 19th century. Zealous to bring the Gospel to the inner city of London, Bennett persuaded the congregation of St. Paul's to establish a mission, (a chapel of ease) for the poor population in Pimlico. Such an undertaking marked one of the first efforts for inner city missionary work in the Victorian era. Bennett's work was greatly appreciated by the people of Pimlico, however despised by the low churchmen of the day. Among the complaints against Bennett's ceremonialism at St. Barnabas included the use of a cross in the building, the use of candles, an invocation before the sermon, and the procession of the clergy! Rioters were paid to disrupt services and threaten the welfare of the clergy and congregation, even the police could not keep peace inside the building during the terrible riots of 1851 at St. Barnabas! Though Bishop Blomfield of London sympathized with Bennett, he called for his resignation hoping that the rioting would cease with the removal of the church priest and visionary for inner city ministry. Bennett left London and zealously continued his work as vicar of Frome, writing pamphlets, learned treatises, and ministering to the people of his parish. Sadly, the controversy at St. Barnabas continued as the paid rioters were willing to ignore the pleas of the Bishop, to ignore the great ministry of preaching the Gospel to the poor, and to despise the beauty of worship within St. Barnabas. For an excerpt of one of Bennett's sermon's preached during the occasion of one of the worst riots, click here. (material furnished by Dr. S.D. deHart, SSC)
The document above was originally found at: http://firstmartyr.org/historical/biography/gallery.html
The original file is no longer online, but the articles below are presented with the permission of their author, Dr. S.D. deHart, chair of church history.
Some Additional Anglicans and EpiscopaliansMore details about the individuals listed below can be found on the Famous Anglican and Famous Episcopalian pages we have linked to above.
Absalom Jones Accepted Frewen Adam Loftus Adam Putnam Aelfric Aelfsige Aethelnoth Agnes Sanford Alan Simpson Albert Jay Nock Alexander Cruden Alexander Hamilton Alexander Stuart Alexandra Stoddard Alfred Chandler Alfred Lord Tennyson Alister McGrath Alphege Alphonso Jackson Amelia Jenks Bloomer Ander Crenshaw Andrew Cavendish Andrew W. Mellon Ann B. Davis Ann Randolph Page Ann Tottenham Anne Bronte Anne L. Armstrong Anselm of Canterbury Archibald Campbell Tait Archibald Pitcairn Arthur Lake, Bishop of Bath and Wells Arthur Peacocke Ashley Olsen Athelm Augustine of Canterbury Barbara Clementine Harris Barbara Harris Barry Goldwater Benjamin Disraeli Benjamin Hoadly Benjamin Noel Young Vaughan Bernard Judd Bernard Montgomery Bertwald Bess Truman Bessie Delany Betsy Ross Betty Ford Bill Alexander Bill McCollum Bill Nelson Bill Weld Blanche Lincoln Bob Dole Bob Livingston Bob Wise Boniface of Savoy, Archbishop of Canterbury Bonnie Anderson Bono Bram Stoker Bregwin Brock Adams Buzz Aldrin Byron White C. S. Lewis C. William Verity Captain Cook Captain Vancouver Carol Gallagher Carolyn Tanner Irish Carroll Campbell Carroll Richter Carter Heyward Caspar Weinberger Cass Ballenger Cate Waynick Catherine Parr Catherine Roskam Charles Boustany Charles Darwin Charles Dickens Charles Jenkins Charles L. Terry, Jr. Charles Manners-Sutton Charles Mathias Charles Mingus Charles Richard Sumner Charles Stewart Parnell Charles Thomas Longley Charles Wesley Charlie Duke Charlotte Bronte Chester A. Arthur Chilton Knudsen Chris Bell Christina Rossetti Christopher Merrett Christopher Wordsworth Christopher Wren Chuck Hagel Chuck Robb Claiborne Pell Clopton Havers Colin Powell Cordell Hull Cordwainer Smith Cosmo Lang Cuthbert of Canterbury Cynthia Wedel Dan Miller Danielle Chester Dante Gabriel Rossetti Dave Freudenthal Dave Kopay David Garrick David Gregory David Hope, Baron Hope of Thornes David Hyde Pierce David K.E. Bruce David McIntosh David Ricardo David Sheppard David Souter Dean Acheson Dennis Bennett Denton Cooley Desmond Tutu Deusdedit of Canterbury Diana Windsor Diane Mott Davidson Diane Rehm Don Young Donald Coggan Donald Douglas Dorothy L. Sayers Douglas Hyde Duke Ellington Dunstan Edith Pargeter Edmond Halley Edmund Berry Godfrey Edmund Burke Edmund Grindal Edmund Gunter Edmund Rich Edward Tyson Edward White Benson Edward Wright Edwin Booth Edwin Sandys Eleanor Holmes Norton Eleanor Roosevelt Elias Ashmole Elizabeth Barrett Browning Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon Elizabeth I Elizabeth II Elizabeth Tudor Elizabeth Windsor Elliot Richardson Ellis Peters Emily Bronte Emma Kamehameha Enoch Powell Eric Treacy Ernest M. Stires Ernest William Barnes Errol Barrow Erskine Bowles Erskine Hamilton Childers Ethel Merman Evan Bayh Father Clement C. Moore Fife Symington Fiorello LaGuardia Florence Nightingale Frances Perkins Francis Bacon Francis Glisson Francis Hauksbee Francis Jayne Francis White Francis Willughby Frank Griswold Franklin D. Roosevelt Franklin Delano Roosevelt Franklin Pierce Fred Astaire Frederick Denison Maurice Frederick Temple Gabriel Sharma Gail Godwin Gayle Harris Gene Robinson General Colin Powell General Leonidas Polk Geoff Hoon Geoffrey Fisher George Abbot George Augustus Selwyn George Bell George Bush George C. Marshall George Carey George Cheyne George Deukmejian George E. Reedy George Edmund Street George Frederic Handel George Graham George H. Gallup Jr. George H. W. Bush George Herbert George Herbert Walker III George Hickes George Morley George Orwell George Owen George Peacock George Shultz George Washington George Wharton Gerald Ford Geralyn Wolf Gervase Babington Gilbert Burnet Gilbert Sheldon Glenda Hood Gouverneur Morris Graham Leonard Graham Norton Haley Hilliard Hamilton Fish Hanan Ashrawi Hans Sloane Harlan Fiske Stone Harriet Beecher Stowe Harry F. Byrd, Jr. Henry Chichele Henry Compton Henry Deane Henry George Henry Grattan Henry James Henry More Henry Oldenburg Henry Pelham Henry Phillpotts Henry Power Henry Purcell Henry Yates Satterlee Herbert Cecil Pugh Herbert Edward Ryle Herbert Marsh Hillaire Belloc Hiram Johnson Howard Mowll Hubert Walter Hugh Boulter Hugh Latimer Humphrey Bogart Isaac Barrow Isaac Newton Isaac Watts J. P. Morgan Jabez Bryce Jack Kingston Jack Straw Jack W. Buechner Jackson Kemper Jacque Means Jaenbert James Agee James Douglas James F. Byrnes James Fraser James Gregory James Henry Monk James Madison James McDermott James Monroe James Pike James Symington James Ussher James W. Wadsworth, Jr. Jan Karon Janani Luwum Jane Austen Jane Dixon Jay Garner Jean Felix Piccard Jeanette Piccard Jeb Hensarling Jefferson Davis Jeremy Collier Jeremy Shakerley Jeremy Taylor Jerry Garcia Jerry Glanville Jim Exon Jim Leach Jim Sensenbrenner Jo Bonner John Arbuthnot John Banister John Basson Humffray John Bell Hood John Bird Sumner John Bryson Chane John Charles Ryle John Coleridge Patteson John Collins John Craig John Danforth John Dee John Donne John Douglas John Dryden John Earle John Evelyn John Flamsteed John Francis Vigani John Freind John Gauden John Gerard John H. Chafee John Harris John Henley John Henry Hobart John Howard John J. Pershing John Keats John Kemp John Lennon John Major John Masefield John Mayow John McCain John Mica John Milton John Moore John Morton John Newton John Owen John Peckham John Pell John Pendleton Kennedy John Polkinghorne John Potter John Ramsey John Ruskin John Sentamu John Shadegg John Sharp John Shelby Spong John Stafford John Still John Stow John Strachey John Tabor John Taylor (1503-1554) John Tillotson John Tradescant John Wallis John Warner John Wesley John Whitgift John Wilkins John Williams John Woodward John de Stratford JonBenet Ramsey Jonathan Daniels Jonathan Swift Joseph Addison Joseph Fletcher Joseph Glanvill Joseph Grew Joseph Hall Joseph Lister Joshua Childrey Judy Biggert Judy Collins Judy Garland Judy Shepard Julia Ward Howe Justus Karl Rove Katharine Jefferts Schori Kay Bailey Hutchison Kenelm Digby Kenny Guinn Kevin Rudd Kim Beazley King Edward VI King Edward VII King Edward VIII King George II King George III King George V King George VI King Henry VIII Lady Bird Johnson Lady Diana Lady Jane Grey Lancelot Andrewes Lanfranc Laurence Olivier Laurence of Canterbury Lawrence Rooke Lee Tim-Oi Leonard Digges Leonidas Polk Leslie Uggams Levi P. Morton Lewis Carroll Lincoln Chafee Lois Carter Clark Lord Mountbatten Lord Palmerston Louie Crew Louis A. Johnson Louis MacNeice Lyfing, Archbishop of Canterbury Madeleine Albright Madeleine L'Engle Madeline Albright Malcolm Boyd Mandell Creighton Margaret Mead Mark Sanford Marko Antonije Dominis Martha Washington Mary Adelia McLeod Mary Martin Mary-Kate Olsen Matthew Blagden Hale Matthew Fox (priest) Matthew Parker Matthew Shepard Mellitus Michael Jackson Michael Ramsey Millard E. Tydings Molly Ivins Mortimer J. Adler Morton C. Blackwell Mother Seton Natalie Cole Nathaniel Highmore Nathaniel Ward Nelson Rockefeller Neville Chamberlain Nicholas Baines Nicholas Bullingham Nicholas Ridley Nicky Gumbel Nothelm Oda the Severe Oliver Goldsmith Olivia de Havilland Our Lady of Walsingham P.D. James Pamela Chinnis Parker Stevenson Patrick Campbell Rodger Patrick Henry Patsy Ramsey Pauli Murray Percy Bysshe Shelley Pete Williams Pete du Pont Peter Akinola Peter Carnley Peter Henry Abrahams Peter Hollingworth Peter Jensen Peter Kwong Peter Price Peter Turner Phil Gramm Philander Chase Philip Larkin Philip Ruddock Philips Brooks Phillip Aspinall Phillip Jensen Phillips Brooks Phyllis Tickle Potter Stewart Prescott Bush Prince Andrew Prince Charles Prince Edward Prince Harry Prince Michael of Kent Prince William Princess Alice Princess Anne Queen Anne I Queen Elizabeth I Queen Elizabeth II Queen Mary II Queen Victoria R.J. Berry Ralph Cudworth Ralph Regula Ralph d'Escures Randall Thomas Davidson Randy Kuhl Reginald Cardinal Pole Renn Dickson Hampden Richard Bancroft Richard Barnes Richard Brinsley Sheridan Richard Chartres Richard Chenevix Trench Richard Delamain Richard Hakluyt Richard Harries Richard Hooker Richard Hurd Richard Norwood Richard of Dover Rob Halford Rob Simmons Robert A. Taft Robert Baden-Powell Robert Boyle Robert Browning Robert Dudley Robert E. Andrews Robert E. Lee Robert Fludd Robert Keith Robert Kilwardby Robert Latham Owen Robert Machray Robert Morison Robert Mueller Robert Norman Robert Plot Robert Reed Robert Runcie Robert Sharrock Robert Winchelsey Robert of Jumieges Robin Williams Rod Carew Rodney Frelinghuysen Roger Casement Rogers C.B. Morton Rowan Williams Rupert Gascoyne-Cecil Saint Honorius Salmon P. Chase Sam Farr Sam Maguire Sam Waterston Sammy Sosa Samuel Ajayi Crowther Samuel Clarke Samuel Crowther Samuel Johnson Samuel Marsden Samuel Morland Samuel Seabury Samuel Shoemaker Samuel T. Lloyd III Samuel Wilberforce Sandra Day O'Connor Sarah Ferguson Saxby Chambliss Sean O'Casey Seth Ward Shelby Foote Sherman Adams Shute Barrington Simon Conway Morris Simon Islip Simon Langham Simon Sudbury Sir John Betjeman Sir Thomas Lucy Slade Gorton Spencer Perceval Stanley K. Hathaway Stephen Gray Stephen Hales Stephen Langton Stigand Stuart Symington Sue Hiatt Susan Howatch T. S. Eliot TC Hammond Tallulah Bankhead Tatwin Ted Scott Ted Stevens Tennessee Williams Terry Waite Theobald Wolfe Tone Theobald of Bec Theodore of Tarsus Thomas A. Riggs Thomas Arundel Thomas Babington Macaulay Thomas Bourchier Thomas Bradwardine Thomas Browne Thomas Burnet Thomas Cooper Thomas Cranmer (Archbishop) Thomas Digges Thomas E. Dewey Thomas Frederick Butler Thomas Gray Thomas H. Kean Thomas Harriot Thomas Hobbes Thomas Ken Thomas Langton Thomas Millington Thomas Moffett Thomas Percy Thomas Secker Thomas Smith Thomas Streete Thomas Sydenham Thomas Tanner Thomas Tenison Thomas Wharton Thomas Willis Thomas a Becket Thurgood Marshall Tobias Matthew Togo West Tom Wright Tony Blair Trevor Huddleston Valerie Plame Verna Dozier Victor McLaglen Vida Scudder Vincent Price Vincent Wing W.H. Auden Walter Charleton Walter Cronkite Walter Reynolds Walter Scott Wilfred Wood Willa Cather William Archibald Spooner William Bedell William Brouncker William Congreve William Courtenay William Crabtree William Croone William Derham William Dodd Hathaway William Fleetwood William Gilbert William Grant Broughton William Harvey William Henry Harrison William III William Juxon William King William Laud William Law William Lawrence William Magee William Markham William Meade William Molyneux William Oughtred William Petty William Powell William Sancroft William Shakespeare William Sherard William Stubbs William Stukeley William Temple William Thomson William Wake William Warburton William Warham William Weld William Whiston William Whittlesey William Wordsworth William de Corbeil Winston Churchill Zachary Taylor
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