Donald Coggan Death, Bio

Name Donald Coggan
Date of Birth October 9, 1909
Place of Birth England

Donald Coggan


Donald Coggan was born on October 9, 1909 in England. He died on May 17, 2000 (age 90). An English priest and novelist who held the position of the 101st Archbishop of Canterbury from 1974 until 1980. He served in this role from 1974 until 1980. In his role as Archbishop, he was a staunch supporter of the ordination of women in the Anglican church, which was finally made legal in the year 1994.

In 1935, he was given a priestly ordination, and in 1956, he was elevated to the position of Bishop. In 1961, he was given the position of Archbishop of York. Between the years 1957 and 1976, he presided over the United Bible Societies in an honorary capacity as President. He had a family with his wife, Jean Braithwaite, which consisted of two children.

Donald Coggan

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