Sunday, January 25, 2009

Philander Chase

is the real name of an actual bishop. Though he was by all accounts an upright citizen, you have to wonder whether he wasn't too liberal in the exercise of his bishoprick.

Wikipedia has more:
He became the founder and first president of Kenyon College and Bexley Hall seminary in Gambier, Ohio in 1824. Originally the college existed in Worthington, Ohio, but Chase chose to relocate the school on the remote hill of Gambier to protect his students from the immorality (such as drinking and dancing) that could be found in cities.

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