|Birth: ||Apr. 22, 1921|
|Death: ||Mar. 6, 1998|
VI Bishop of Mississippi
XVII Chancellor of This University
XXIII Presiding Bishop
Son of Richard Allin and Dora Harper Allin; brother of Richard Allin, whose grave rests beside his. He attended college and seminary at the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in History in 1943 and a Master of Divinity in 1945. In 1949 he married Frances Ann Kelly, also of Helena, Arkansas, with whom he would raise a son and three daughters.
Starting in 1961, as a Trustee of the University of the South, served two six-year terms as one of its Regents, and was its 17th chancellor from 1973-1979. Over the course of his church career, he served in various positions in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Missisippi, and was consecrated as the Sixth Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi in 1966. Allin was elected as the twenty-third Presiding Bishop of ECUSA in 1973, a turbulent time as the church grappled with Civil Rights, the Vietnam War, and the role of women in the church. He was a pivotal supporter of Mississippi's effort to rebuild burned black churches in the 1960's, an unpopular decision at the time. He was an ardent critic of the ordination of women.
University of the South Cemetery
Created by: L Ferree
Record added: Mar 05, 2012
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