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Logan Herbert Roots (b.1870)

Logan Herbert Roots was born near Tamarao, Illinois. He was educated at Harvard and worked as travelling secretary of the Y.M.C.A. College department from 1892 to 1893. He qualified as a Bachelor of Divinity at the Episcopal Theological School in 1896 and as a Doctor of Divinity at the University of the South in 1906.

Roots was ordained Deacon in the Episcopal Church in 1896 and Priest two years later. He worked as a missionary in China from 1896 to 1904 in which year he was consecrated 2nd Bishop of Hankow. He served as Chairman of the China Continuation Committee from 1913-22, Secretary of the National Christian Council of China 1923-24 and as Chairman of the House of Bishops of the Chinese Episcopal Church from 1926 to 1931.

During his time in Hankow, Roots worked closely with Methodist missionaries including the Wesleyan Methodist Harold Burgoyne Rattenbury.

Source: Who's Who in America 1936-37 and the papers of Harold Burgoyne Rattenbury (MARC)

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