Colon Cancer

Alexius O. 'Lex' Bishop, former state administrator and Vietnam War veteran, dies

Alexius O. 'Lex' Bishop, former state administrator and Vietnam War veteran, dies

Alexius Owen “Lex” Bishop, a retired state administrator and decorated Vietnam War veteran, died Tuesday from colon cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson.

The North Roland Park resident was 77.

He was born in Baltimore and raised on Murray Hill Road in Ruxton, the son of John Owen Bishop, a general contractor, and his wife, Margaret Dyer Bishop, a homemaker.

Mr. Bishop attended the old Mount Washington Country School and graduated in 1959 from Loyola Blakefield.

After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in 1963 in economics from what is now Loyola University Maryland, Mr. Bishop enlisted in the Army.

He was a member of the U.S....

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