1857 – Bishop William W. Webb born

On this date a high churchman and an ardent Anglo-Catholic, (1857-1933) was born in Philadelphia.  Webb graduated from Trinity College and the Berkeley Divinity School in Connecticut and in 1886 was ordained in the Episcopal priesthood. In 1892 he moved to Wisconsin to join the faculty at near Milwaukee, of which he was president from 1897-1906. In 1906 he was named bishop of the diocese of Milwaukee, serving until his death. Widely known as an authority on problems of morals and as a counselor of the Episcopal clergy, Webb conducted numerous “retreats” for clergymen.