Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Cheney, Charles Edward

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CHENEY, Charles Edward, clergyman, b. in Canandaigua, N. Y., 12 Feb., 1836. He was graduated at Hobart in 1857, and immediately began to study for the ministry of the Protestant Episcopal church. Soon after his ordination he became rector of Christ church, Chicago, and was prominent among those who, under the leadership of Assistant Bishop Cummins, of Kentucky, organized a Reformed Episcopal church in 1873. Mr. Cheney was elected missionary bishop of the northwest, for the new organization, and was consecrated in Christ church, 14 Dec., 1873.