Bishop Moore of North Carolina Elected Bishop of Easton

Diocesan Press Service. November 7, 1975 [75388]

EASTON, Md. -- The Rt. Rev. William Moultrie Moore, Jr., S.T.D., D.D., Suffragan Bishop of the Diocese of North Carolina, was elected Bishop of the Diocese of Easton on the third ballot at a special Convention at Trinity Cathedral, Easton, Maryland, on All Saints Day, Saturday, November 1. Bishop Moore was one of 25 names submitted to the Convention by the Research Committee. Three of these were diocesan clergy.

Bishop Moore has accepted the election, subject to receiving majority consents from diocesan bishops and standing committees.

In a nominating ballot, 36 clerical delegates and 43 lay delegates selected 18 of the twenty-five for the balloting for election.

Bishop Moore, a native of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, is a graduate of Charleston College and General Theological Seminary. After serving several small churches in South Carolina, he was rector of four parishes in North Carolina, the last being St. Martin's, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1952-1967, prior to his election as Suffragan Bishop of the Diocese of North Carolina.

The 59-year-old Bishop and his wife, Florence, are the parents of three married daughters.