Ian Hugh White-Thomson (18 December 1904 – 11 January 1997)[1] was an Anglican[2] priest and Dean of Canterbury[3] from 1963[4] to 1976.[5]

The son of a former Bishop of Ely, White-Thomson was educated at Harrow School,[6] where he was a Monitor and in the Football XI, and Brasenose.[7] He was ordained after a period of study at Ripon College Cuddesdon in 1930 and began his career as a Curate at St Mary's, Ashford, Kent.[8] After this he was Rector of St Martin and St Paul, Canterbury[9] then Chaplain[10] to[11] three successive[12] Archbishops of Canterbury. He was a governor of his old school from 1947 to 1962 and archdeacon of Northumberland from [13] 1955 to 1963. In 1971 was made an honorary doctor of civil law by the University of Kent;[14] and in 1976 a Freeman of the City of Canterbury.

References

  1. ^ "The Very Rev Ian White-Thomson", The Times (London, England), 14 January 1997; p. 23.
  2. ^ Piltsdown peals
  3. ^ "Dean defends secrecy over closure of choir school", The Times (London, England), 15 December 1971, p. 3.
  4. ^ New Dean Of Canterbury Chosen. The Times (London, England), Monday, May 13, 1963; pg. 12; Issue 55699
  5. ^ Dean plans to retire. The Times (London, England), Friday, Dec 12, 1975; pg. 2; Issue 59576
  6. ^ Harrow Photos
  7. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 9780199540877
  8. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory Oxford, OUP, 1948
  9. ^ National Archives
  10. ^ National Church Institutions Database of Manuscripts and Archives[permanent dead link]
  11. ^ Lambeth Palace Library[permanent dead link]
  12. ^ BBC - WW2 People's War - Baedecker Raid of 42 Archived December 16, 2010, at WebCite
  13. ^ Ecclesiastical News. The Times (London, England), Monday, Oct 18, 1954; pg. 8; Issue 53065
  14. ^ Honorary graduates 1970-79 - About Kent -University of Kent Archived December 16, 2010, at WebCite