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Alexander Hamilton
A. Hamilton Bishop III, headmaster
A. Hamilton Bishop III, headmaster

Alexander Hamilton "Ham" Bishop III, a respected headmaster who led five independent schools during his lengthy career in education, died of kidney failure complications Saturday at ManorCare Health Services Dulaney. He was 85 and lived in North Baltimore. Educational colleagues said he was often sought out as a school administrator. In 1994, he was the first head of the Odyssey School, founded by parents of dyslexic children. "He gave the new school instant credibility," said Marty Sweeney, Odyssey's head. "In the infancy of the school, it made all the difference." Born in Philadelphia and raised in Sudbrook Park, he was a 1944 graduate of St....