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George Browne (archbishop of West Africa)

George Browne (archbishop of West Africa)

George Daniel Browne (1933 – 14 February 1993) was a Liberian Episcopalian bishop.

George Browne
Archbishop of West Africa
ChurchChurch of the Province of West Africa
PredecessorIshmael Mills Le-Maire
SuccessorRobert Okine
Ordination1962 (deacon)
1963 (priest)
Personal details

Birth and education

He was born in Cape Palmas, Liberia,[1] and was educated at Cuttington University, in Suacoco, and later at the Virginia Theological Seminary in the United States.

Ecclesiastical career

Browne was ordained deacon in 1962, and priest in 1963. He became Bishop of the Diocese of Liberia in 1970 and Archbishop of West Africa in 1982,[2] retiring from both posts in 1989.


He died on 14 February 1993 in Milwaukee, United States (the home town of one of his children)[3] after a long struggle with terminal illness and deteriorating health.


  1. "Welcome · The Church Awakens: African Americans and the Struggle for Justice". Retrieved 2017-12-20.
  2. Crockford’s 1987-88 Lambeth, Church House, 1987 ISBN 0-7151-8066-5
  3. "Obituary: The Most Rev George Browne". The Independent. 1993-03-09. Retrieved 2017-12-20.

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