John Maury Allin, 1921-1998

Vicar and Trustee

Allin At Podium

The Right Reverend John Allin at the 1976 General Convention.

Allin retired as Presiding Bishop in 1985. He remained active in the Church as "winter" chaplain at Christ Memorial Chapel on Jupiter Island, Hobe Sound, Florida and during the summer as vicar of St. Ann's Church, Kennebunkport, Maine. Allin's ties to his alma mater remained strong throughout his life. From 1961 onward he served as a Trustee of the University of the South, served two six-year terms as one of its Regents, and was its 17th chancellor from 1973-1979.

Allin was diagnosed with lung cancer in late 1997. On March 6, 1998 the Most Reverend John Maury Allin died in Jackson, Mississippi of complications from a stroke suffered the month before. Memorial services were held at the Cathedral Church of St. Andrew in Jackson on March 9 and on March 14 at All Saints Chapel in Sewanee, Tennessee, where he was buried. [Sources]