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Randolph Royall Claiborne, Jr. (November 7, 1906 in Farmville, Virginia – February 22, 1986),[1][2] of Camden, Arkansas, was a member of the Virginia Glee Club during the Glee Club 1924-1925 and 1925-1926 seasons. A first year during the 1924-1925 season, he was also a member of Phi Kappa Sigma, the Jefferson Literary and Debating Society, the Virginia Orchestral Society, and was assistant manager of the wrestling team.[3][4]

After graduating from Virginia, Claiborne attended Virginia Theological Seminary, receiving his masters of divinity in 1931. He served as rector of various episcopal churches in Georgia and Alabama before being elected bishop suffragan of Alabama in 1949. In 1952 he was elected bishop of Atlanta, a post he held for 20 years before his retirement.[1]


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