|Born:||April 27, 1887|
|Died:||December 31, 1967 (aged 80)|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||160 lb (73 kg)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|College Football Hall of Fame (1966)|
The Right Reverend
|IV Bishop of Florida|
|Diocese||Episcopal Diocese of Florida|
|Predecessor||Edwin G. Weed|
|Successor||E. Hamilton West|
by James S. Johnston
by Ethelbert Talbot
|Buried||University of the South Cemetery, Sewanee, Tennessee|
|Parents||Charles Juhan, Minnie Hervey|
|Spouse||Vera Louise MacKnight|
He played center for the Sewanee Tigers football team and was the first roving linebacker in the South, analogous to Germany Schulz's status in football history nationally. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1966, and is also a charter member of the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame and a member of the Sewanee Athletics Hall of Fame.
Juhan was born in Macon, Georgia. Soon after, his parents, Charles J. Juhan and Minnie Hervey, moved to Texas. He graduated from West Texas Military Academy in San Antonio, Texas, in 1907; another noted WTMA graduate was General Douglas MacArthur, Class of '97.
Juhan also played baseball, ran track, and was a boxing champion at Sewanee: The University of the South, a small Episcopal school in the mountains of Tennessee. Juhan was a member of the 1909 football team, which won a Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAA) title. That year, Juhan was put on Walter Camp's All-America honorable mention.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Divinity from Sewanee: The University of the South in 1911, he was ordained in the Episcopal Church, first as deacon in June 1911 and then as priest in June 1912 by Bishop James S. Johnston of West Texas. He married Vera Louise MacKnight Spencer on January 3, 1912, and together had two children. He then became the chaplain at the West Texas Military Academy and priest-in-charge of Goliad, Texas and Beeville, Texas. In 1913 he became chaplain at the Sewanee Military Academy, while in 1916 he became rector of Christ Church in Greenville, South Carolina.
He was elected the fourth Bishop of Florida in 1924 and was consecrated on November 25, 1924, by Presiding Bishop Ethelbert Talbot. He was the youngest diocesan bishop in the Episcopal Church at the time of his consecration, and the senior active bishop in the church when he retired in 1956. He also became Chancellor of the University of the South in 1944, a post he retained till 1950. He served as Director of Development for Sewanee after 1956.
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