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Clarence A. Walworth

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Title

Clarence A. Walworth

Contributor

Mullen, Lincoln

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Names

Walworth, Clarence Augustus
Clarence Alban Alphonse (confirmation name)

Birth Date

1820-05-30

Birthplace

Plattsburg, NY

Death Date

1900-09-19

Place of death

Albany, NY

Sex

male

Race

white

Family Relations

Walworth, Reuben H. (father)
Walworth, Maria Ketchum Averill (mother)

Occupation

lawyer
priest (Roman Catholic)
Redemptorist
Paulist

Places of residence

Biographical Text

Clarence Walworth was the son of the last chancellor of New York. He studied law and practiced for a few years, during which time he left the Presbyterian denomination of his parents and was confirmed in the Episcopal Church in 1839. He gave up the practice of law in 1842 to become a student at the General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church in New York. In 1845 he converted to Roman Catholicism, and traveled to Belgium in the company of Isaac Hecker and James McMaster to become a Redemptorist priest. He became one of the founding priests of the Paulist Fathers in 1858. He left the Paulist Fathers in 1866, both because of his poor health and because of a disagreement with Hecker over whether the order should continue missions to Catholics or focus exclusively on missions to non-Catholics. He became a pastor of St. Mary's Church in Albany from 1866 to 1892.

Bibliography

Clarence Walworth, The Oxford Movement in America; or, Glimpses of Life in an Anglican Seminary (New York: Catholic Book Exchange, 1895).
New York Times, September 20, 1900.
Ellen H. Walworth, Life Sketches of Father Walworth: With Notes and Letters (Albany: J. B. Lyon, 1907).
Walter Elliott, "Falther Walworth: A Character Sketch," Catholic World 73 (June 1901): 320–337.

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Citation

“Clarence A. Walworth,” The American Converts Database, accessed June 21, 2018, http://americanconverts.org/items/show/698.

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