Bishop Wood Accepts Administration Post

Diocesan Press Service. March 25, 1974 [74092]

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- The Rt. Rev. Milton L. Wood, Suffragan Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, has accepted appointment by Presiding Bishop-Elect John M. Allin to the post of Deputy for Administration on the Executive Council staff. Bishop Wood had declined the invitation in February, but when Bishop Allin asked him to reconsider, he accepted.

Bishop Wood expects, subject to the approval of the diocesan bishops of the church, to assume his new duties this summer soon after Bishop Allin is installed as the 23rd Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C., on June 11.

Born in Selma, Ala., in 1922, Bishop Wood received his B.A. degree from the University of the South, Sewanee, Tenn., in 1943, and his B.D. degree from the theology school of the University in 1945. He was awarded the honorary D.D. degree from the same school in 1967.

Following his ordination to the priesthood in 1946, he received clinical training at Norristown State Hospital in Pennsylvania.

Between 1946 and 1960, Bishop Wood served as rector of St. Paul's Church, Mobile, Ala., vicar of St. Paul's, Irvington, Ala., and rector of All Saints', Atlanta, Ga. In 1960 he became director of Appleton Church Home, Macon, Ga., and Archdeacon of the Southern convocation of the Diocese of Atlanta. He was appointed canon to the ordinary in 1963.

He was consecrated Suffragan Bishop of Atlanta on June 29, 1967, in the Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta.

In 1949 Bishop Wood married Ann Scott of Montgomery, Ala., and they have three daughters and one son.