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Historiographers of the Episcopal Church

Samuel Farmar Jarvis
Samuel Farmar Jarvis
(January 20,1786—March 26,1851)
Historiographer, September 16, 1838—March 26, 1851

Francis Lister Hawks
Francis Lister Hawks
(June 10,1798—September 27, 1866)
Historiographer, ?—September 27,1866

William Stevens Perry
William Stevens Perry
(January 22, 1832—May 13, 1898)
Historiographer, October 23, 1868—May 13, 1898

Samuel Hart

Samuel Hart
(June 4,1845—February 25,1917)
Historiographer, October 17,1898—February 25, 1917


Edward Clowes Chorley
Edward Clowes Chorley
(May 6,1865—November 2,1949)
Historiographer, October 14, 1919—October 1, 1949


Edgar Legare Pennington
Edgar Legare Pennington
(January 15,1891—December 10, 1951)
Historiographer, October 1, 1949—December 10, 1951

Walter Herbert Stowe
(January 22, 1895—January 2, 1989)

Historiographer, September 11,1952—September 27, 1967

Church Historical Society

Historiographer, September 20, 1976—March 21, 1989

John Everett Booty
John Everett Booty
(May 2, 1925—April 17, 2013)
Historiographer, March 22, 1989—November 1, 1999


John Robert Wright
John Robert Wright
(b. October 20,1936—)
Historiographer, July 5, 2000—July 5, 2012



Robert Bruce Mullin
(b. October 24, 1953—)
Historiographer July 5, 2012—


Based on the work of the Rev. Donald Smith Armentrout, retired professor of church history and historical theology, the Charles Quintard professor of dogmatic theology, and director of the Advanced Degrees Program at the University of the South’s School of Theology in Sewanee, Tennessee. Supplemented by Matthew P. Payne, Director of Operations of the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church.

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