Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Fallows, Samuel

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FALLOWS, Samuel, bishop of the Reformed Episcopal church, b. in Pendleton, near Manches- ter, England, 18 Dec, 1835. He removed with his parents to Wisconsin in 1848, was graduated at the State university there in 1859, and was vice- president of Gainsville university till 1861, when he was ordained in the Methodist Episcopal church. He served as a colonel in the civil war, and was brevetted brigadier-general. On returning to civil life he became a pastor in Milwaukee. He was chosen state superintendent of public instruction for Wisconsin in 1871, and was twice re-elected. In 1874 he was elected president of the Illinois Wesleyan university at Bloomington. In 1875 he iniited with the Reformed Episcopal church, and became rector of St. Paul's. Chicago, in May of that year. In January, 1876, he was appointed chief editor of the " Appeal," the organ of the Reformed Episcopal church, and on 15 July, 1876, he was elected a bishop. He was regent of the University of Wisconsin in 1864-74, and received the degree of D. D. from Lawrence university in 1873. He lias published a " Supplemental Dictionarv " (Chi- cago, 1884), and " Past Noon " (1886).