FUNSTEN, JAMES BOWEN: Protestant Episcopal missionary bishop of Idaho; b. at The Highlands, Clarke Co., Va., July 23, 1856. He studied at the Virginia Military Institute, Lexington (CE., 1875), and the University of Virginia (LL.B., 1878), and after practising law for a short time, entered the Theological Seminary at Alexandria, from which he was graduated in 1882. He was ordered deacon in the same year, and was advanced to the priesthood in 1883. From 1882 to 1884 he was a missionary at Bristol, Tenn., and at Marion, Va., and after traveling in Europe in 1884, was a missionary attached to the staff of Christ Church, Richmond, Va., 1884-90 and a general missionary in Virginia 1890-92. From 1892 to 1899 he was rector of Trinity Church, Portsmouth, Va., and in 1899 was consecrated missionary bishop of Boisé, his diocese comprising portions of the States of Idaho and Wyoming. In theology he is Evangelical, and, besides having been editor of The Southern Churchman 1885-86, has written Christ or the World (New York, 1890) and A Study of Confirmation (1895).