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Biggest U.S. Lutheran Group Elects First Female Bishop

June 14, 1992|Reuters

ATLANTA — America's largest Lutheran denomination elected its first female bishop, a Midwestern woman who became the second female chosen for such a post in the history of worldwide Lutheranism.

The Rev. April Ulring Larson, 42, was chosen late Friday as bishop for a four-year term of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's synod, or region, based in La Crosse, Wis., the denomination announced Saturday.

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