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Rev. William White, D.D.

ca. 1830 William Birch Born: Warwickshire, England 1755 Died: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1834 enameled copper sight 1 3/4 x 1 1/2 in. (4.4 x 3.8 cm) oval Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund 1951.3.2 Not currently on view


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William White (1748-1836) was the first bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States. He was influential in the development of this new religion and created a constitution for the church similar in its ideas to the Constitution of the United States. White served as bishop from 1787 until his death in 1836.

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Occupation - religion - clergy

Portrait male - White, William - bust

painting - miniature

enamel

metal - copper

About William Birch

Born: Warwickshire, England 1755 Died: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1834

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