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Abram Newkirk Littlejohn (December 13, 1824 – August 3, 1901) was the first bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island.

The Right Reverend

Abram Newkirk Littlejohn

D.D.
Bishop of Long Island
The Rt. Rev. Abram Newkirk Littlejohn.jpg
ChurchEpiscopal Church
DioceseLong Island
In office1868–1901
SuccessorFrederick Burgess
Orders
OrdinationNovember 10, 1850
ConsecrationJanuary 27, 1869
by Horatio Potter
Personal details
Born(1824-12-13)December 13, 1824
Florida, Montgomery County, New York, United States
DiedAugust 3, 1901(1901-08-03) (aged 76)
Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States
BuriedAll Saints Cemetery in Great Neck, New York
NationalityAmerican
DenominationAnglican
ParentsJohn Littlejohn & Eleanor Newkirk
SpouseJane Matilda Armstrong
Children3

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He was born in Florida, Montgomery County, New York and graduated from Union College, Schenectady in 1845. Littlejohn was ordained deacon on March 19, 1848, by William Heathcote DeLancey, and to the priesthood by Thomas Church Brownell on June 12, 1849. As a priest, his first parish was Christ Church (now Christ Church Cathedral), Springfield, MA. In 1868, he was elected Bishop of Central New York, but declined. He was consecrated Bishop of Long Island on January 27, 1869, and served in charge of the American Episcopal churches in Europe from 1874. In 1895, the Right Rev'd Littlejohn, among others, officiated at the wedding of Consuelo Vanderbilt to the Duke of Marlborough at St. Thomas Church, New York City.

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