William Stevens Perry, Protestant Episcopal Bishop of the Diocese of Iowa, died of paralysis at his home in Dubuque, Iowa, on Friday. Bishop Perry was born in Providence, R. I., on January 22, 1832. He graduated from Harvard in 1854 and, after completing his theological studies, was ordained a deacon in 1857 and a priest, in Boston, the following year. He began his work in St. Paul's Church, Boston, and served successively in churches in Portland, Me., Litchfield, Conn., and Geneva, N. Y. While at Geneva be was professor of history in Hobart College from 1871 to 1873, and for a few months in 1876, served as president. In September, 1876, he was ordained Bishop of Iowa, which office he held to his death.
Bishop Perry has written many wellknown books on theology and church history and has also published numerous sermons and Episcopal addresses. He held the degree of S. T. D. from Oxford and Trinity Colleges and of LL. D. from William and Mary and the University of Dublin.