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Oliver Leland Loring (January 5, 1904 - November 3, 1979) was bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Maine, serving from 1941 to 1968.

The Right Reverend

Oliver Leland Loring

Bishop of Maine
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ChurchEpiscopal Church
ElectedFebruary 5, 1941
In office1941-1968
PredecessorBenjamin Brewster
SuccessorFrederick Wolf
OrdinationMay 1931
by Henry Knox Sherrill
ConsecrationMay 13, 1941
by Henry St. George Tucker
Personal details
Born(1904-01-05)January 5, 1904
Newtonville, Massachusetts, United States
DiedNovember 3, 1979(1979-11-03) (aged 75)
Weymouth, Massachusetts, United States
BuriedSouth Dartmouth Cemetery, Dartmouth
ParentsRichard T. Loring & Mary Amory Leland
SpouseElizabeth Brewster
Alma materHarvard University


Oliver Leland Loring was born in Newtonville, Massachusetts, the son of the Reverend Richard Tuttle Loring and Mary Leland Loring. He was a graduate of Harvard University and the Episcopal Theological School and held honorary doctoral degrees from Bowdoin College and the General Theological Seminary.[1] Loring was ordained deacon in May, 1930 by the Bishop Julius W. Atwood and priest in May 1931 by Henry Knox Sherrill of Massachusetts. He served parishes in New Bedford and Dorchester, Massachusetts.

He was consecrated bishop of Maine in 1941. Bishop Loring was active in diocesan matters, especially youth and Christian education work. He carried this interest into his episcopate and was a key factor in the development of the diocesan camps and conferences. He was a trustee of the General Seminary and served as the Province I representative to the National (Executive) Council. On February 11, 1935 he married Elizabeth Brewster. They had three children.[2]


  1. ^ "Oliver Leland Loring", Find a Grave. Retrieved on 13 July 2018.
  2. ^ [1]. Retrieved on 13 July 2018.

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