The Rt. Rev. Bertram Herlong, the 10th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee, died Oct. 21. He was 77.

The Rt. Rev. Bertram Herlong, the 10th bishop of theĀ Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee, died Oct. 21. He was 77.

Herlong was born in Lake City, Florida, on Oct. 16, 1934. He received a bachelor’s degree in literature and English in 1956 from the University of Florida and subsequently earned a bachelor of divinity degree from the School of Theology at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. He earned a master of sacred theology degree in 1970 from St. Luke’s Seminary, University of the South, and was awarded the doctorate of ministry degree from New York Theological Seminary in 1980. He was later awarded honorary doctor of divinity degrees from Nashotah House Seminary and the University of the South.

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