Elected 1904, Day 1; served to 1913

The Rev. Randolph McKim was born on April 16, 1842, in Baltimore, Maryland.  He graduated from the University of Virginia in 1861 and immediately joined the Confederate Army as a private, serving briefly under General T.J. “Stonewall” Jackson and eventually becoming aide-de-camp of Gen. George Steuart and chaplain of the 2nd Virginia Cavalry.  Though the war had not yet officially ended, McKim graduated from the Virginia Theological Seminary in 1864 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1865.  He served parishes in Maryland and Virginia before being called to Holy Trinity Church in Harlem, New York, in 1875, where he served until 1886.  In 1886 he returned to the South, to which he was devoted, and served at Trinity Church in New Orleans from 1886-1888. Finally he was called to be rector of Church of the Epiphany, in Washington, D.C., where he spent the rest of his life.  McKim was a delegate to General Convention from 1889 to 1910.  He was a prolific author, publishing theological works, memoirs of his military service, and reflections on the antebellum South.  He died unexpectedly on July 15, 1920, while vacationing and was buried in Baltimore.