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Samuel Fallows

Fallows, Samuel, 1835–1922, American clergyman, bishop of the Reformed Episcopal Church, b. England, grad. Univ. of Wisconsin, 1859. He served with the Union army in the Civil War and afterward held Methodist pastorates in Milwaukee. In 1875 he joined the Reformed Episcopal Church, a dissident sect that had broken away from the Episcopal Church. He became a bishop in 1876. He was known as a leader who directed public improvement in education, in prison reform, and in the fight for temperance.

See biography by A. K. Fallows, Everybody's Bishop (1927).

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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