Dr. Charles Lewis Slattery, born at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was the son of the Rev. George Sidney Slattery, rector of St. James' Church, Pittsburgh, and Emma McLellan Hall Slattery. He was graduated from Harvard in 1891 with the degree of A. B., and from the Episcopal Theological School in 1894 with the degree of B.D. He had the honor of receiving in 1907 the first degree of D.D. ever conferred by the latter school. He has also received this degree from the University of the South, 1918, from Trinity College, 1922, and from Harvard University, 1923. He was ordained priest by Bishop Lawrence, June 20, 1905. He began his life work as Master of the Groton School with the added duty of minister-in-charge of the Mission-school at Ayer, Mass. He then became the beloved Dean of the Cathedral of Our Merciful Savior at Faribault, Minn. Before coming to Christ Church, Dr. Slattery was known to the church at large as a writer of acknowledged ability. Up to that time he had published among other books, "The Master of the World," "Life of Felix Brunot," "Life of Edward Atkinson" and "Life beyond Life." Dr. Slattery was Lecturer in Seabury Divinity School 1905-1907, in Berkley Divinity School, 1909-1910, Paddock Lecturer in the General Theological Seminary, 1911-1912, and West lecturer in Stamford University, 1915, General Chairman of the Church Congress in the United States, Overseer, Harvard University, and Trustee of Wellesley College.
         He remained rector of Grace Church until his consecration as Bishop Coadjutor of Massachusetts on Oct. 31, 1922. He was consecrated in Trinity Church, Boston, by Bishop Lawrence,


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